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[duhb-lee] /ˈdʌb li/
to a double measure or degree:
to be doubly cautious.
in a double manner.
Obsolete. with duplicity.
Origin of doubly
1350-1400; Middle English; see double, -ly Unabridged
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  • In some cases, the paper engineer proves to be doubly talented and serves as the illustrator as well.
  • The angled fold-over flap is doubly secured with a magnetic clasp.
  • He and others have been investigating how these ecosystems function so that efforts to prevent damage can be doubly effective.
  • He was doubly anxious sorting out his kit as he got into the boat.
  • Indeed, although an impact on land would be catastrophic, a watery one would be doubly so.
  • doubly pathetic that they would remove this comment.
  • doubly so when it is impossible to extricate oneself from the bind of that definition, even when it clearly does not apply.
  • Your statement is sneering and dismissive, and so is doubly unpersuasive.
  • Even the people who resist change are usually unhappy with the way things are, so their recalcitrance is doubly maddening.
  • True, something more could always be learned, but each delay is doubly expensive.
British Dictionary definitions for doubly


to or in a double degree, quantity, or measure: doubly careful
in two ways: doubly wrong
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Word Origin and History for doubly

late 14c., from double (adj.) + -ly (2).

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