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Allenarly, Allennerly, adv. Also: alenarly, allenarlie, -ennarlie, -ennarely; aleneyrlie, -erlye; allenirely (-enertly ?), alleanerlie; alennerly, al-, allennerlie, allennirlie, allenderlie. [Later, and finally the usual, form of Allanerly adv.] Only, exclusively.(a) 1466 Reg. Great S. 215/1.
The use of it [sc. fuel] for thare houshald allenarly
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 236/2.
Payand … at Witsonday and Martymes be equale proportiouns alenarly
c 1550 Douglas Chart. 244.
[They were] newir sesit thar in, bot alenarly brukit thame be the curtossy of Schotland
1587 Grant Chart. 166.
For ȝeirlie paymentt off the sowme of tene markis allennarlie
1600 Paisley B. Rec. 234.
Twentie punds money allenarlie to be peyt
1667 Bamff Chart. 311.
In that caice allenarlie, and no utherwayes
1694 Aberd. B. Rec. 315.
Fyue hundreth marks Scots money … to be employed for leadeing the forsaid observatorie alenarly
(b) 1502 Orkney Rentals I. 15.
Nane … bot allennerlie my Lordis guidis
1509 Rec. Earld. Orkney 83.
Exseyp aleneyrlie thre meills cost
1549 Corr. M. Lorraine 287.
Thay desirit to randyr the hows … thar lyffis alennyrly sawe
a1578 Pitsc. II. 44/24.
Thair was nocht ane … onslaine … alennerlie except ane auld man
1600-1610 Melvill 5.
Mr James … tuik him to the kirk of Kilrynnie alleanerlie
Ib. 601.
In the handis of Christ Jesus allenirely
1658 Glasgow B. Rec. 402.
Desyring Mr. George Campbell, minister, to com heir to preach allenderlie
1674 Melrose R. Rec. II. 388.
To work sex weiks for meett and drink allennerlie
1700 Aberd. B. Rec. 327.
At which visitatione allenerlie, premiums ar to be given to the most deserveing … scollars

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