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fatally

[feyt-l-ee] /ˈfeɪt l i/
adverb
1.
in a manner leading to death or disaster:
He was injured fatally in the accident.
2.
by a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see fatal, -ly
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Examples for fatally
  • Cloning an animal is a complex process that can go fatally wrong at any stage.
  • But a traveler half-crazed by thirst could go fatally astray while pursuing such a vision.
  • If some of them get caught in a downpour during cold weather, he's fatally behind the curve.
  • The hypothesis is fatally shot through from the get-go.
  • It may simply be that they are loathe to publish fatally flawed papers.
  • The concept looked promising, but it turned out to be fatally flawed.
  • Gallium nitride had long been written off as fatally flawed.
  • But he has become a focus of discontent about a government widely seen as fatally compromised by corruption.
  • Their premature entry could fatally weaken the euro.
  • Smokers are addicted so their decision-making is fatally impaired.
British Dictionary definitions for fatally

fatally

/ˈfeɪtəlɪ/
adverb
1.
resulting in death or disaster fatally wounded in battle
2.
as decreed by fate; inevitably
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Word Origin and History for fatally
fatally
1570s, "predestined," from fatal + -ly (2). Meaning "in a deadly manner" is from 1590s.
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