Profitably, 1) advantageously: “the impediment most p. removed,” Oth. II, 1, 286. 2) in a manner fit to instruct and improve: “would I had a rod in my mouth, that I might answer thee p.” Tim. II, 2, 80.
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
This text was converted to electronic form by professional data entry and has been proofread to a high level of accuracy.