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English definition of “-ly”

-ly

suffix (ADJECTIVE)    /-li/
like the stated person or thing: fatherly advice priestly duties cowardly behaviour Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities describes one of a series of events that happen with the stated regular period of time between each: a daily shower a weekly meeting a yearly check-up Relating to regular periods of time
(Definition of -ly suffix (ADJECTIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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