The three-months' reign of Jupiter Pluvius, which has made this spring evilly notorious, had just begun in earnest.
The damsel was evilly clad in rags, and seemed like a scullion-maid.
To the very country which was ruled by the man he had so evilly entreated.
He owes naught to me since I used him so evilly, and therefore I may not ask his aid.'
For further enumeration of economic ills, Salazar details how prices had evilly increased.
She stared down at it fiercely, evilly, like a witch planning an enchantment.
Secret, evilly wise and inhuman, he looked a being apart, whom men might seek for help in dark purposes.
"It is ever well to help the helpless," said Hunding evilly.
The familiar faces, that in her momentary glance, she recognized, seemed to her evilly transfigured.
It was no longer smooth-shaven, and it was changed, evilly changed.
Old English yfel (Kentish evel) "bad, vicious, ill, wicked," from Proto-Germanic *ubilaz (cf. Old Saxon ubil, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch evel, Dutch euvel, Old High German ubil, German übel, Gothic ubils), from PIE *upelo-, from root *wap- (cf. Hittite huwapp- "evil").
"In OE., as in all the other early Teut. langs., exc. Scandinavian, this word is the most comprehensive adjectival expression of disapproval, dislike or disparagement" [OED]. Evil was the word the Anglo-Saxons used where we would use bad, cruel, unskillful, defective (adj.), or harm, crime, misfortune, disease (n.). The meaning "extreme moral wickedness" was in Old English, but did not become the main sense until 18c. Related: Evilly. Evil eye (Latin oculus malus) was Old English eage yfel. Evilchild is attested as an English surname from 13c.
Old English yfel (see evil (adj.)).