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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MADLY

Madly she struggled again and again to get her hind legs to work.

It thundered at the town, and thundered at the cliffs, and brought the coast down, madly.

How madly I am trusting you; and yet my heart tells me how wisely!

You love the Signorina madly, and you hate me because you are jealous of me—because I am young and you are old.

The Marchesino had told him nothing, except that he—Artois—was madly in love with Vere.

Davy was reeling about madly, and singing and laughing in gust on gust.

Moreover, she was an actress, and the patroon was madly in love with her.

The survivors were in two sorts of panic—the comatose, and the madly violent.

But Freddie loved Mozart, loved his music so madly that it was my turn to become jealous.

The brute in him urged him as madly in his desire as it did in his harsher tempers.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from mad (adj.) + -ly (2). Colloquial meaning "passionately" had emerged by 18c.

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