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Supposedly vs. Supposably


(often foll by towards) not well disposed; disaffected
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  • Gwen enquired after another short pause, with ill-affected languor, of the beautiful model.

  • There is no king here so hateful to me as you are, for you are ever quarrelsome and ill-affected.

    The Iliad Homer
  • The vessel that has arrived here has brought down some of the ill-affected Portuguese.

  • If he lingered they might suppose him lukewarm, if he paused they might think him ill-affected.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • “The gods grant that he is not so ill-affected by the sight of you, whoever he may be,” I laughed.

  • This, perhaps, ill-affected and factious men may spread amongst the people, when the prince only makes use of his due prerogative.

  • As it proved, both the officers and men of the navy were as ill-affected to James as were those of the army.

  • "I have been quite an absentee, sister Mary," said he, with ill-affected pleasantness.

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
  • Princes who were ill-affected towards him, he kept in subjection, more by menaces and remonstrances, than by force of arms.

  • For assuredly if rumours of your words should reach the King when he was ill-affected, it should go hardly with me.'

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford

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