Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb

In a worthy manner.

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Usage examples "worthily":

  1. " Sir Knight," answered Gareth, " I can but strive to bear me worthily as one whom the great Sir Launcelot made knight." - "Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion", Beatrice Clay.
  2. And that she may be shod worthily of herself and of us, give me what you have tied up in your blue handkerchief." - "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
  3. The thought of my home, my friends, my country, the feeling that I was returning with the bronze of the battle upon my cheek, and the voice of praise still ringing in my heart,- these were proud thoughts, and my bosom heaved short and quickly as I revolved them; but as I turned my gaze for the last time towards the gallant army I was leaving, a pang of sorrow, of self- reproach, shot through me, and I could not help feeling how far less worthily was I acting in yielding to the impulse of my wishes, than had I remained to share the fortunes of the campaign. - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.