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[suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh-] /səˈmɛər ə li, ˈsʌm ər ə-/
in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
without notice; precipitately:
to be dismissed summarily from one's job.
Origin of summarily
1520-30; summary + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is long since a Government has been so summarily dismissed—regularly kicked out, in the simplest sense of that phrase.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • He hurried expectant to Ferrires; there to be summarily disillusioned.

  • Sharp came an order that Jews found with firearms or in conclave for non-religious purposes should be summarily shot.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • I could not deal so summarily with it; nor could I drive the words of it out of my head.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • It has been sought thus to give all the schools over to the oral method, and summarily to drive out the sign language.

    The Deaf Harry Best
Word Origin and History for summarily

1520s, from summary + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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