inly O.E. inlice (adv.) "internally; sincerely;" see IN (Cf. in) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2).

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  • Inly — In ly, adv. Internally; within; in the heart. Whereat he inly raged. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inly — In ly, a. [OE. inlich, AS. inl[=i]c. See {In}.] Internal; interior; secret. [1913 Webster] Didst thou but know the inly touch of love. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inly — [in′lē] adv. [ME inliche < OE inlice: see IN 1 & LY2] Old Poet. 1. inwardly 2. intimately …   English World dictionary

  • inly — adverb /ˈɪnli/ Inwardly, within; internally; secretly. Ne was their salue, ne was their medicine, / That mote recure their wounds: so inly they did tine …   Wiktionary

  • inly — adverb Date: before 12th century 1. inwardly 2. in a manner suggesting great depth of knowledge or understanding ; thoroughly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inly — /in lee/, adv. 1. inwardly. 2. intimately; deeply. [bef. 900; ME inliche, OE inlice. See IN, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inly — inwardly; thoroughly Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • inly — adv. 1714 B …   Oldest English Words

  • inly — [ ɪnli] adverb literary inwardly …   English new terms dictionary

  • inly — in·ly …   English syllables

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