English version

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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English-ly-ly /li/ suffix 🔊 🔊 1 [in adverbs]WAY/MANNER in a particular way 🔊 She smiled happily. 🔊 He was walking slowly.2 [in adverbs]CONNECTED WITH considered in a particular way 🔊 Politically speaking it was a rather unwise remark. 🔊 a financially sound proposal3 [in adjectives and adverbs]REGULAR happening at regular periods of time 🔊 an hourly check (=done every hour) 🔊 They visit monthly (=once every month).4 [in adjectives]LIKE/SIMILAR like a particular thing in manner, nature, or appearance 🔊 with queenly grace 🔊 a motherly woman (=showing the love, kindness etc of a mother)
Examples from the Corpus
-lya cowardly actwalking slowly
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