Sad"ly, adv.

1.

Wearily; heavily; firmly.

[Obs.]

In go the spears full sadly in arest. Chaucer.

2.

Seriously; soberly; gravely.

[Obs.]

To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame Or our neglect, we lost her as we came. Milton.

3.

Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably.

"He sadly suffers in their grief."

Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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