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Outrageously, adv. Also: outt-, owt- and -rageouslye, -ragiously(e, -lie, -ragiusly, -ragyusly. [ME. and e.m.E. outrage(o)usly (Rolle), -liche, outragyously.] Excessively, immoderately; too boldly, rashly, presumptuously; in violation of law or morality, heinously; oppressively, tyrannously; violently; furiously.(1) 1456 Hay II. 142/16.
Bot ȝit may men tak samekle of it [spice] that thai may tak thair dede quhen thai excede our outrageously
(2) ?1438 Alex. i. 2057.
The folk of Grece into great thrang War set for thay … preissit thame sa outragiously That [etc.]
Ib. ii. 5463.
Thow hes avowit outrageously And vndemous hardely
c1475 Wall. ix. 228.
Thou … Thus outrageously that has rabutyt me
(3) 1513 Doug. xiii. vi. 77.
Owtragyusly [Ruddim. outragiusly] the contract is ybrokkyn, Ne nevir he in deid nor word hes spokkyn
1562-3 Winȝet II. 78/34.
To the quhilkis apostolik and catholik decreis quha ewer ganestandis, force it is, … that he owtrageouslie reproche the memorie of Sainct Celestinus
(4) c1490 Porteous Noblenes 178/3.
Thai that liffis outtragiouslie deis perforce be cruell and outtragious deid
c1590 Fowler II. 131/33.
[They] did exercise maist outrageouslye all violences, wrangs and iniuryes which might be brought vpon there pepill
1596 Dalr. I. 29/18.
Bot evin men, specialie women with barne, outragiouslie and fercelie thay ouirthrows
1612 Crim. Trials III. 239.
[He] maist outrageouslie abuset him, baith with langaige and straikis
(5) 1558-66 Knox I. 372.
Sche raiged more outragiouslie than of befoir

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