anciently

adverb
an·​cient·​ly | \ ˈān(t)-shənt-lē How to pronounce anciently (audio) , ˈāŋ(k)- \

Definition of anciently

: in ancient times : long ago

First Known Use of anciently

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Anciently.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anciently. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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