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Part-, Pairtlie, -ly, adv. Also: parte-, paert-. [e.m.E. partly (1523).] In part, partly.Freq. partly … partly.(1) 1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 52.
The quene … wrait to hir letteres partlie flattering partlie threatning
1596 Dalr. I. 8/11, /13. Ib. II. 329/18, /19.
For the Ingles men partelie confides in thair cost syd … partlie … in thair awne strenth
(b) a1578 Pitsc. I. 30/11.
1609 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 67.
For … furnishing saidler graith … pairtlie aucht ȝeiris syne and pairtlie … sensyne
1613 Crim. Trials III. 245. 1623 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 208.
Monie of the … lands … ar of a mixt nature pairtlie consisting in arabill grund and pairtlie in pasturage
1692–3 Logie Par. Hist. I. 37.(c) 1580 Hay in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 67/12.
Paertlie be the authoritie of coonselles and paertlie [etc.]
(2) a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun 23.
The said Maister Hectour … partlie defacies and minissis the honour of the said Sir Alexander
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 649 (T).
His pailnes mixt pairtlie with broun in the face
1590 Burel Pilgr. ii. xxiv.
Quhilk marknes and darknes Pairtlie thair deids debaites
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xlix. 18.
Pairtly by our clething may be kend … that errant knichts we ar
1615 Reg. Privy S. 21 Nov.
Saltfattes … ane of thame all ourgilt and the uther pairtlie ourgilt

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