holily [hoh-luh-lee] ExamplesWord Origin adverb

  1. in a pious, devout, or sacred manner.

Origin of holily First recorded in 1150–1200, holily is from the Middle English; word haliliy. See holy, -ly Examples from the Web for holily Historical Examples of holily

  • See how gently and touchingly the day departs, and how holily the night comes!

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • And where is the man that walketh so holily in this covenant as becomes him, and as it requires?

    The Covenants And The Covenanters


  • For it will be no light sin in us to deprive of the episcopate those who offer the gifts blamelessly and holily.

    Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom

    T. W. Allies

  • So tranquil, so serene, yet so glorious were their beams to her, and so silently and holily did they sink into the soul.

    Helen and Arthur

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • What a sweet and holily intoxicating sensation, a delicious ecstasy!

    Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete

    Gustave Droz

  • British Dictionary definitions for holily holily adverb

    1. in a holy, devout, or sacred manner

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