from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a useless manner.

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  • adverb In an unuseful manner.


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unuseful +‎ -ly


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  • Were my mind quite at ease, I could enlarge, perhaps not unusefully, upon this subject; for I have considered it with as much attention as my years, and little experience and observation, will permit.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • In order to save Expences, and that I might be under the less Temptation to spend my Time unusefully, I have kept no

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 December 1778, letterbook copy 1973

  • Let me thus gently close my days likewise; and may I not unusefully tell to others of the goodness and mercy of our Saviour, till I arrive at the vast ocean of eternity!

    The Annals of the Poor Legh Richmond 1799

  • Nor should I think raillery unworthy the attention of the lawyer; as it may occasionally come in, not unusefully, in his pleadings, as well as any other stroke of ornament, or entertainment.

    The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant John Hamilton Moore 1772


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