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anciently

[eyn-shuh nt-lee] /ˈeɪn ʃənt li/
adverb
1.
in ancient times; of old.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; ancient1 + -ly
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  • anciently books were chiefly copied and preserved in monasteries, which for several ages were the depositories of learning.
  • The anciently reported spells of these places creep on us.
  • anciently, travelers were migrating in search of shelter and food.
  • The jurisdiction of courts of admiralty over the wage claims of seamen is anciently established.
British Dictionary definitions for anciently

anciently

/ˈeɪnʃəntlɪ/
adverb
1.
in ancient times
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