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[doo-lee, dyoo-] /ˈdu li, ˈdyu-/
in a due manner; properly; fittingly.
in due season; punctually.
Origin of duly
1350-1400; Middle English duelich(e). See due, -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for duly
  • Nap having been duly taken, I feel just a smidgen better.
  • Sarcasm duly noted there.
  • Most employers are duly impressed with those who have worked while in college.
  • Mr Williams's campaign manager duly resigned.
  • We will duly submit these results to a responsible peer-reviewed journal.
  • The editor was duly impressed and, after tracking her down, offered her a reporting job.
  • In the musical comedy, this forbidding aspect of her personality is duly noted.
  • This January 1st, the one-year repeal duly took effect.
  • For thee the tear be duly shed.
  • All, it seems, have seen the future and are duly impressed.
British Dictionary definitions for duly


in a proper or fitting manner
at the proper time; punctually
Word Origin
C14: see due, -ly²
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Word Origin and History for duly

late 14c., duweliche "rightly, properly," from dewe "due" (see due) + -liche (see -ly (2)).

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