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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sadly  \Sad"ly\,  adv 
  1.  Wearily;  heavily;  firmly.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  go  the  spears  full  sadly  in  arest.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Seriously;  soberly;  gravely.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  tell  thee  sadly,  shepherd,  without  blame  Or  our 
  neglect,  we  lost  her  as  we  came  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Grievously;  deeply;  sorrowfully;  miserably.  ``He  sadly 
  suffers  in  their  grief.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sadly 
  adv  1:  in  an  unfortunate  way  "sadly  he  died  before  he  could  see 
  his  grandchild"  [syn:  {unhappily}]  [ant:  {happily}] 
  2:  with  sadness;  in  a  sad  manner;  "`She  died  last  night,'  he 
  said  sadly" 
  3:  in  an  unfortunate  or  deplorable  manner;  "he  was  sadly 
  neglected";  "it  was  woefully  inadequate"  [syn:  {deplorably}, 
  {lamentably},  {woefully}] 




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