from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an effectual manner; with complete effect; so as to produce or secure the end desired; thoroughly: as, the city is effectually guarded.
  • Actually; in fact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With effect; efficaciously.
  • adverb obsolete Actually; in effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In such a way as to achieve a desired result; effectively.

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  • adverb in an effectual manner


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  • The complete envelopment of the face and person disguises them effectually from the nearest relatives, and destroying, when convenient, all distinction of rank, gives unrestrained freedom.

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  • Pain effectually banished it now, and Barby, coming in a little after Mr. Thorn had gone, found her quite unable to speak, and scarce able to breathe, from agony.


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  • For he that is laid dead in the grave, though it be ever so shallow, is cut off as effectually from the land of the living as if he were laid in the heart of the earth.

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  • We speak of a certain phase in the history of Christianity as the Reformation, and that word effectually conceals from most people the simple indisputable fact that there has been no Reformation.

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  • And my thoughts were very soon called effectually home from my own special concerns, by seeing that the tenant of one of the neighbouring beds was restless and suffering from fever.

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  • It shows, however, the power of habit, and the ability of a mind to act promptly and effectually, which is kept upon the alert by constant occupation.

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  • Spirit of Christ, but that he would convince them by that Spirit of his effectually, which is not only able to show their lost state because of sins against the law, but also, to lead them to the right Saviour, and plant them into him, which all other things are not able to do.

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  • The necessity must be actual and present, the invasion real, such as effectually closes the courts and deposes the civil administration.



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