Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPLENDIDLY

Her mother thought she had never heard her sing so splendidly before.

Michael Angelo and Raphael could work as splendidly as they desired.

Then came a fine troop all in red, nobly and splendidly clad.

The day began so splendidly, so big with promise of great ideas.

The river-god entertained him splendidly, and thanked him as best he knew how.

The Earl has been so charming and everything has turned out so splendidly.

How splendidly Lee's movements have been arrested by that demonstration!

A fine, strapping trio they were, splendidly horsed and admirably equipped.

The drawing-room into which he was shown was large and splendidly furnished.

"You did it splendidly, Jim," he drawled, when he could speak.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, probably a shortening of earlier splendidious (early 15c.), from Latin splendidus "magnificent, brilliant," from splendere "be bright, shine, gleam, glisten," from PIE *(s)plend- "bright" (cf. Lithuanian splendziu "I shine," Middle Irish lainn "bright"). An earlier form was splendent (late 15c.).

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