Anciently



in times; of old.
Historical Examples

anciently, it had been to Europe what cotton was to the Mexico of the Aztecs.
The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner

anciently, in the case of a common misfortune, the representative was put to death.
Folkways William Graham Sumner

West Halton—anciently Alfham—where she obtained succour, is close by, and the church of this village still bears her name.
The Rivers of Great Britain: Rivers of the East Coast Various

Stern, however, appears to have been anciently synonymous to rudder.
King Henry the Fifth William Shakespeare

It is most true, that was anciently spoken, A place showeth the man.
Essays Francis Bacon

anciently, we know that recourse was had to both of these systems.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria George Rawlinson

The device is that anciently called “contrary to expectation,” but apparently borrowed by Goldsmith from some French poem.
History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L’Estrange

Jebilee seems to have had anciently some convenience for shipping.
Early Travels in Palestine Arculf et al.

Spanish swords were anciently very celebrated, especially those of Toledo, Bilbao, &c.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

At the coming out of the house is a descent, where was anciently the scala sancta.
Early Travels in Palestine Arculf et al.

adverb
in ancient times

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