from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a mature manner; with ripeness; completely.
  • With ripe care; thoroughly: as, a prince entering on war ought maturely to consider the state of his finances.
  • Speedily; quickly.

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

  • adverb In a mature manner; with ripeness; completely.
  • adverb With caution; deliberately.
  • adverb A Latinism, little used Early; soon.

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

  • adverb In a mature manner.
  • adverb Acting with maturity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a mature manner


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mature +‎ -ly


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