meaning of anciently

anciently meaning in General Dictionary

In old times

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  • in ancient times; long-ago
  • In old times.
  • In a historical fashion.

anciently meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) In ancient times.

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  • (adv.) In a historical fashion.

Sentence Examples with the word anciently

My townsmen have all heard the tradition--the oldest people tell me that they heard it in their youth--that anciently the Indians were holding a pow-wow upon a hill here, which rose as high into the heavens as the pond now sinks deep into the earth, and they used much profanity, as the story goes, though this vice is one of which the Indians were never guilty, and while they were thus engaged the hill shook and suddenly sank, and only one old squaw, named Walden, escaped, and from her the pond was named.

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