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Worthily, 1) in a worthy manner, excellently or at least suitably: “thou and thy fellows your last service did w. perform,” Tp. IV, 36. “he hath deserved w. of his country,” Cor. II, 2, 27. IV, 1, 53. Ant. II, 2, 102.
2) deservedly, according to merit; a) in a good sense: “thine own acquisition w. purchased,” Tp. IV, 14. “whom w. you would have now succeed,” Tit. I, 40. Tim. I, 2, 191. Ant. II, 2, 188. Per. IV, 6, 56.
b) in a bad sense, == justly, on good cause: “I had not now w. termed them merciless,” Err. I, 1, 100. “if he appeal the duke on ancient malice, or w. . . on some known ground of treachery,” R2 I, 1, 10. “that you are w. deposed,” IV, 227. “wherefore the king most w. hath caused every soldier to cut his prisoner's throat,” H5 IV, 7, 9. “how may he wound, and w., my falsehood,” H8 II, 4, 97.
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