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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Magnific-, Magnifi(c)kly, -lie, adv. Also: magnifiquelie, manificklie. [e.m.E. magnifik(e)ly (1538, 1591).] Sumptuously, splendidly, magnificently. 1581-1623 James VI Poems I. 125/104.
A great lairge chope … Quhaire magnifiklie [v.r. magnifiquelie] Godd displayed his treasouris
1596 Dalr. I. 204/36.
To S. Mairtine … he dedicated a fair kirke … magnifiklie
1603 Moysie 78.
Quho past forduard in thair ambassadge magnificklie
1600-1610 Melvill 620. Ib. 804.
Sitting verie orderely and magnificly in the chappell
1609 Hume 170/106. 1610 Rep. Southesk MSS. 14.
Giff he haid bein the King himself he culd not haiff bein mair magnifikly resauit
1617 Melrose P. I. 298. c1650 Spalding I. 35.
His majestie … soupit in the castell most magnifiklie

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