dou·​bly | \ ˈdə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce doubly (audio) \

Definition of doubly

1 : in a twofold manner
2 : to twice the degree doubly glad doubly frustrating
3 : in two ways : for two reasons The gentle rain was a doubly good thing because it washed the pollen off our cars.— Glynn Moore

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Examples of doubly in a Sentence

Her grades and musical talent make her parents doubly proud of her. we were doubly certain of her guilt after we read the article in the newspaper
Recent Examples on the Web Making the right big bets is doubly important in this environment because there is a higher likelihood that the companies already in your portfolio will be looking to you to lead or support their future rounds. Adam Felesky, Fortune, 19 July 2022 The final two episodes of the fourth season, which launched July 1, prove that doubly true. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 1 July 2022 Pile up your bite-size cakes with any extra candy for a doubly sweet dessert. Taylor Worden, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 In her career, she was doubly blessed early on as the daughter of actors Phyllida Law and Eric Thompson, contributing to the Cambridge Footlights alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Robbie Coltrane. Thelma Adams,, 15 June 2022 This makes losing them at the checkout doubly painful. Ozan Ozerk, Forbes, 10 June 2022 At Studs, Bubbers says customers are opting more and more for a snakebite on the conch for a doubly trendy effect. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 31 May 2022 The at-bat was nearly doubly costly, as Candelario lined the third pitch foul into first-base coach Gary Jones. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2022 Now, following an international tour underway since 2006, the Kinsey Collection is the first art show to be displayed at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium that doubly marks its first presence in a sports and entertainment venue. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jul 2022

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“Doubly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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dou·​bly | \ ˈdə-blē How to pronounce doubly (audio) \

Kids Definition of doubly

: to two times the amount or degree doubly glad


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