Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

FREELY, adv. Sc. usage: very (Ags. 1825 Jam.); entirely, completely, quite (I. and ne.Sc., Ags., m.Lth. 1953). Ags. 1728  State Trials (1813) XVII. 139:
The kennel was deep and dirty, and the pannel was deep in it, but not freely covered.
Abd. after 1768  A. Ross Works (S.T.S.) 187:
A gallant squire of freely gentle cast.
Edb. 1773  R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 78:
Shapes war nor thae, I freely ween Cou'd never meet the soldier's ein.
Abd. 1787  A. Shirrefs Jamie and Bess v. i.:
Wi' Bess, he's freely o'er the lugs in love.
Sc. 1820  A. Sutherland St Kathleen III. 103:
By the siller ye sent me, I dootna bit ye've been freely lucky.
Abd. 1881  W. Paul Past and Present 34:
Sandy, I'm nae freely sae hard upon sleepers i' the kirk as some folk.
Bnff. 1934  J. M. Caie Kindly North 49:
The coorse anes aft win ow'r ye an' the ithers get yer froons — I dinna like tae speer, — but div ye freely think it's fair?

[O.Sc. frely, completely, fully, from 1470.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Freely adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Jan 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/freely_adv>

10213

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: