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ADVERBS with and without -ly

It is characteristic of the unsettled nature of the Elizabethan language that, while (see 1) adjectives were freely used as adverbs without the termination ly, on the other hand ly was occasionally added to words from which we have rejected it. Thus: "fastly" (L. C. 9); "youngly" (Coriol. ii. 3. 244).

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