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  • adjective Usually, customarily, or habitually.


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From wonted +‎ -ly.


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  • But they are forgetting the truth that Suman wontedly gave the interview and no one forced him to talk to the paper.

    Media baron���s family washes dirty linen in public

  • All the familiar tapestries and cushions and rare knick-knacks which wontedly converted the further end of it into

    The Lamp of Fate

  • Through it all, waking or sleeping, ran a thread of wearisome pain -- limbs so stiff and flesh so bruised that it seemed to Ann as though the wontedly comfortable mattress on which she lay had been stuffed with lumps of coal.

    The Vision of Desire

  • Chiefs of Departments sat at their desks, concentrated upon problems or at ease, according to the demands of the moment; televisotypes and recorders flashed busily but silently; calmly efficient men and women went wontedly about the all-embracing business of Triplanetary's space-pervading Secret Service.


  • It took not a moment to see the inspector was more than wontedly excited.

    Christopher and the Clockmakers

  • I had seen several of the men snip the head from a rattlesnake with a single offhand shot -- yes, they all carried their weapons easily and wontedly.

    Desert Dust

  • O ye Napeas and Dryads! which do wontedly inhabit the thickets and groves, so may the nimble and lascivious satyrs, by whom (although in vain) you are beloved, never have power to interrupt your sweet rest, as you shall assist me to lament my disasters, or at least attend them, whilst I dolefully breathe them.

    The Third Book. XI. Which Treats of the Strange Adventures That Happened to the Knight of the Mancha in Sierra Morena; and of the Penance He Did There, in Imitation of Beltenebros

  • For thy heart has been touched, and been made more than wontedly tender.


  • Thus it was that Bruce missed his wontedly uproarious welcome as he cantered, at sunset one July day, into a smashed farmstead where his friends, the "Here-We-Comes," were bivouacked for the night.


  • It was incredible that the wontedly dignified and sweet-tempered collie had thus returned a greeting.



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