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gloriously


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glorious  \Glo"ri*ous\,  a.  [OF.  glorios,  glorious,  F.  glorieux 
  fr  L.  gloriosus.  See  {Glory},  n.] 
  1.  Exhibiting  attributes,  qualities,  or  acts  that  are  worthy 
  of  or  receive  glory;  noble;  praiseworthy;  excellent; 
  splendid;  illustrious;  inspiring  admiration;  as  glorious 
  deeds. 
 
  These  are  thy  glorious  works  Parent  of  good  ! 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Eager  for  glory  or  distinction;  haughty;  boastful; 
  ostentatious;  vainglorious.  [Obs.] 
 
  Most  miserable  Is  the  desire  that's  glorious. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Ecstatic;  hilarious;  elated  with  drink.  [Colloq.] 
 
  kings  may  be  blest,  but  Tam  was  glorious,  O'er  all 
  the  ills  of  life  victorious.  --Burns. 
 
  During  his  office  treason  was  no  crime,  The  sons  of 
  Belial  had  a  glorious  time.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Eniment  noble;  excellent;  renowned;  illustrious; 
  celebrated;  magnificent;  grand;  splendid.  -- 
  {Glo"ri*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Glo"ri*ous*ness},  n.  --Udall. 
 
  Sing  ye  to  the  Lord,  for  he  hath  triumphed 
  gloriously.  --Ex.  xv  21. 
 
  I  speak  it  not  gloriously,  nor  out  of  affectation. 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gloriously 
  adv  1:  with  glory  or  in  a  glorious  manner;  "where  others  had  failed 
  he  had  gloriously  succeeded" 
  2:  blessedly  or  wonderfully;  "how  gloriously  happy  she  had  been 
  during  those  few  fleeting  moments  of  time" 




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