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[men-tl-ee] /ˈmɛn tl i/
in or with the mind or intellect; intellectually.
with regard to the mind.
Origin of mentally
1655-65; mental1 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Physically he had survived, but mentally he carried that tortuous ordeal until the day he died.
  • The anthropologist has to declare his opponent inferior and degenerate, the psychiatrist must diagnose him as mentally deranged.
  • In spite of all this ghostly visitation, he awakes rather cleared and settled mentally.
  • Not a little fit, not a little fit sun sat in shed more mentally.
  • Early birds may be chipper in the morning, but they mentally wear out faster, a new brain-scan study reveals.
  • When you mentally switch gears and start to shoot moving subjects, a lot changes.
  • Working in such a harsh environment requires much physically as well as mentally and emotionally.
  • mentally shrink yourself to ant size and set out walking on a leaf.
  • He didnt lose any of it but has been scarred mentally.
  • The biggest challenge to me mentally was having to constantly express my fears, worries and difficulties on camera.
Word Origin and History for mentally

1660s, from mental + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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