A Dictionary of the English Language
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A'dequately. adv. [from adequate.]

  1. In an adequate manner; with justness of representation; with exactness of proportion.

    Gratitude consists adequately in these two things: first, that it is a debt; and, secondly, that it is such a debt as is left to every man's ingenuity, whether he will pay or no. South.

  2. It is used with the particle to.

    Piety is the necessary christian virtue, proportioned adequately to the omniscience and spirituality of that infinite Deity. Hammond's Fundamentals.

Sources: Hammond, Henry (47) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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