Definition of Preciously

1. Adverb. Extremely. "There is precious little time left"

Exact synonyms: Precious
Language type: Intensifier, Intensive



Definition of Preciously

1. adv. In a precious manner; expensively; extremely; dearly. Also used ironically.

Definition of Preciously

1. Adverb. In a precious manner. ¹

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Definition of Preciously

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preciously

precieux
precinct
precinct committeeman
precinct committeemen
precincts
precinema
preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses
preciously (current term)
preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice
precipices
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies

Literary usage of Preciously

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Additions and Improvements of by Abel Boyer, William Bentley Fowle (1835)
"preciously, adv. précieusement. PRECIOUSNESS, ». prix, m. valeur,/. PRECIPITANCE, PRECIPITANCY, ». précipitation,/. PRECIPICE, ». précipice, m. danger,». ..."

2. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1905)
"He replies: " At least two glasses : The time twixt six and now Must by us both be spent most preciously." Why should the hour be two in the afternoon ? ..."

3. The Bruce: Or, The Book of the Most Excellent and Noble Prince, Robert de by John Barbour, John Lydgate (1894)
"... Na be resone hir stat suld feir; not to d«s• for And thouch scho be cled preciously, ... 35. preciously] honestly. 48. hear aiui] fra her place. 36. ..."

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