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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOLIDLY

And solidly the wall of devils was creeping up from every side.

All was well and solidly laid, too, and the inner face was smooth enough.

Moreover, though they evaporated at once, solidly they would return.

They were confident and resolute men, energetically and solidly constituted.

The heavy and solidly packed snow of the winter had stove them in.

Europe is so closely and solidly connected with Asia that it may be said to be a peninsula of it.

After sowing the seed, the ground is packed as solidly as possible.

Her faith was solidly based on years of experience and was not to be easily moved.

It was a large, square room, solidly but not luxuriantly furnished.

It went bucking and twisting off and he went on, stepping carefully and solidly.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "firmly, securely," from solid (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "unanimously" is from 1865, American English.

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