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fǽrlíce

  • adverb
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suddenly, of a sudden, all at once, unexpectedly
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  • Cómon fleógende fǽrlíce englas,

      Hml. Th. ii. 510, 15.
  • Hé swá fǽrlíce swealt þæt hé on fulluhte underfangen næs,

      504, 23: Bl. H. 217, 19.
  • Manegum men fǽrlíce gelimpeþ ꝥ hé hine wiþ þás world gedǽleþ,

      125, 10.
  • Mið ðý gecymmes feerlíce (

    repente

    ),
      Mk. L. 13, 36.
  • Férlíce cliopað

    subito clamat

    ,
      Lk. R. L. 9, 39.
soon, immediately, in a hurry
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  • Hwí héte ðú mé feccan þús fǽrlíce tó þé

    why did you send for me in such a hurry?

    ,
      Hml. S. 14, 52.
  • Hé óðre fyrde hét feárlíce ábannan

    he had another force called out at once

    ,
      Chr. 1095 ; P. 231, 19.
  • Hé ná mihte swá férlíce munecas findan

    he could not find monks at such short notice

    ,
      870; P. 284, 4.
by chance.
not of set purpose
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  • Bútan hit fǽrlíce swá gelimpe þæt man lator áríse

    nisi forte tardius surgatur,

      R. Ben. 36, 3.
without forethought, haphazard
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  • Ne man ne gedyrstlǽce þæt hé fǽrlíce bóc gelæcce and þǽr bútan foresceáwunge onginne tó rǽdenne

    ne fortuitu casu qui arripuerit codicem legere audeat

    ,
      62, 4.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. ferly; adv. O. H. Ger. fárlícho subito.]
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  • fǽrlíce, adv.