[ UK /ˈe‍ɪnʃəntli/ ]
  1. in ancient times; long ago
    a concern with what may have happened anciently
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How To Use anciently In A Sentence

  • Out comes a sheath of crisp, paper-wrapped dressings, and with what feels like an anciently learned slowness, she unpeels the tape on my chest, watching my face the whole time.
  • From the point of view of the Ulster church, Ussher's most significant contribution was his book, A discourse of the religion anciently professed by the Irish and Brittish, published in 1631.
  • Anciently they did not plead de novo after an amendment; therefore giving rules to plead again, T C 1 8 1 cannot be the ancient courfe j becaufe the pra&ice of pleading de novo is but of late introduced, but with great reafon: When the plaintiff amends and gives an imparl - ance, there (hojld be new rules; otherwife not* Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's bench; with some special cases in the courts of Chancery, Common pleas and Exchequer, alphabetically digest under proper heads;
  • It became the perfect central motif, as both an anciently used village resource and the centre of late 20th century disputes on patents and ownership of knowledge.
  • And therefore, anciently, no man was suffered to abide in England above forty days, unless he were enrolled in some tithing or decennary. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 322, July 12, 1828
  • Salisbury Plain was known anciently as Ellendune.
  • Aegean Sea, about 70 miles north of Smyrna, in the district anciently called Aeolis, and also Mysia. Smith's Bible Dictionary
  • Nowadays we do it on a bible, anciently we did it by the sceptre of Jupiter.
  • The word is from the Latin villa which together with via, a way, or more anciently ved andvella, Varro derives from veho, to carry, because the villa is the place to and from which things are carried. Walking
  • With the exception of the estates of the anciently-established monasteries, these new baronies do not reflect the earlier estate arrangements.
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