from The Century Dictionary.

  • Moderately.


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  • Such proverbs as "Drunken wife gat ay the drunken penny" (Pappity Stampoy, p. 17), "Eat and drink measurely, and defie the mediciners" (p. 18), and "Put your hand into the creel, and you will get either an adder, or an Eele" (p. 43) do not appear in the 1641 edition, but may be present in a later one.

    Collection of Scotch Proverbs

  • Eat and drink measurely, and defie the mediciners.

    Collection of Scotch Proverbs

  • Diseases consequent are nothing, after that, but the fact, that the harmonic condition of health is broken — nothing fitly joined together, nothing compacted by what every joint supplieth, nothing vitalized by the effectual and measurely working of all parts for each other.

    The Vicarious Sacrifice, Grounded in Principles of Universal Obligation.

  • Albeit all this while he durst not kiss or caress her, save very measurely, for he deemed that she would not suffer it; nor as yet would he ask her wherefore, though he had it in his mind that he would not always forbear to ask her.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • So let's not panic ourselves into rash new purchases and unwise fashion statements , but take instead, a cool, measurely, teacherly assessment. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They loudly criticize the expense of health care (which is already a huge taxpayer burden through the various existing entitlement programs), for example, but they are measurely less vocal about the increasing cost to the American public of the federal government.

  • Wear the years and the years amidst such days as these, and now is Birdalone grown a dear maiden of seventeen summers; and yet was her life not unhappy; though the mirth of her childhood was somewhat chastened in her, and she walked the earth soberly and measurely, as though deep thoughts were ever in her head: though, forsooth, it is not all so sure that her serious face and solemn eyes were but a part of the beauty which was growing with the coming forth of childhood into youth and maidenhood.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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