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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sad·ly, adv.
 1. Wearily; heavily; firmly. [Obs.]
    In go the spears full sadly in arest.   --Chaucer.
 2. Seriously; soberly; gravely. [Obs.]
 To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame
 Or our neglect, we lost her as we came.   --Milton.
 3. Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably. “He sadly suffers in their grief.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in an unfortunate way; "sadly he died before he could see
             his grandchild" [syn: unhappily] [ant: happily]
      2: with sadness; in a sad manner; "`She died last night,' he
         said sadly"
      3: in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly
         neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate" [syn: deplorably,
          lamentably, woefully]