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deucedly

[doo-sid-lee, dyoo-] /ˈdu sɪd li, ˈdyu-/
adverb, Chiefly British
1.
devilishly; damnably.
Origin of deucedly
1810-1820
1810-20; deuced + -ly
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  • But all the same they are deucedly unsympathetic towards the poor Ogre.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • "At his age I should certainly have been most deucedly in love with the lady," said the Earl.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • I expect he will make her a deucedly better husband than I should have done.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
  • I confess I am a little; she must have been so deucedly divided and bothered.

    Washington Square Henry James
  • Du Roy thought that it was "deucedly comfortable" inside there.

  • Did you ever hear of anything so deucedly cool in your life?

    Lancaster's Choice Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • George's engagement to Peggy seriously affected the lives of two people who are deucedly well known in society.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • My finger is deucedly painful, but I am told this is a good symptom.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • You're deucedly suspicious and sensitive—far more so than I was with you.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • Not in these latitudes; and it has been deucedly cold for the week past.

    Ralph Wilton's weird Mrs. Alexander

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