Definition for SOUND'LY

SOUND'LY, adv. [from sound, entire.]

  1. Healthily; heartily.
  2. Severely; lustily; with heavy blows; smartly; as, to beat one soundly.
  3. Truly; without fallacy or error; as, to judge or reason soundly.
  4. Firmly; as, a doctrine soundly settled. – Bacon.
  5. Fast; closely; so as not to be easily awakened; as, to sleep soundly. – Locke.

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