in·​ly ˈin-lē How to pronounce inly (audio)
: in a manner suggesting great depth of knowledge or understanding : thoroughly

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, it was first observed in 2013 by amateur astronomer an co-author Dana Patchik, but inly ever imaged before as a very faint and diffuse object. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 21 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inly was before the 12th century

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“Inly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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