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A'dmirably. adv. [from admirable.] So as to raise wonder; in an admirable manner.

The theatre is, I think, the most spacious of any I ever saw, and, at the same time, so admirably well contrived, that, from the very depth of the stage, the lowest sound may be heard distinctly to the farthest part of the audience, as in a whispering place; and yet, if you raise your voice as high as you please, there is nothing like an echo to cause in it the least confusion. Addison on Italy.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Admirably." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 21, 2014. https://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/admirably/.

  1. The theater Addison is writing about is the Teatro Farne in Parma.

  2. Brandi on May 21st, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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