fatally

fatally
a) In a fatal manner; lethally.

Witness our too much memorable shame

b) Ultimately, with finality or irrevocability, moving towards the demise of something.

When Cressy battle fatally was struck,


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  • Fatally — Fa tal*ly, adv. 1. In a manner proceeding from, or determined by, fate. Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. In a manner issuing in death or ruin; mortally; destructively; as, fatally deceived or wounded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatally — 1570s, predestined, from FATAL (Cf. fatal) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning in a deadly manner is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • fatally — [fāt′ l ē] adv. 1. as determined by fate; inevitably 2. so as to cause death or disaster; mortally …   English World dictionary

  • fatally — fa|tal|ly [ˈfeıtəl i] adv 1.) in a way that causes death fatally injured/wounded ▪ Two officers were fatally injured in the explosion. 2.) in a way that will make something fail or be unable to continue fatally flawed/weakened/damaged etc ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatally — fa|tal|ly [ feıtli ] adverb 1. ) so severely that you die as a result: fatally injured/wounded/shot 2. ) so seriously that complete failure is the result: The senators have fatally underestimated public feeling on the matter. fatally flawed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fatally — adverb 1 in a way that causes death : fatally injured/wounded/stabbed etc: Two officers were fatally injured in the explosion. 2 in a way that will make something fail or be unable to continue : fatally flawed/weakened etc: Bolton s idea was… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatally — UK [ˈfeɪt(ə)lɪ] / US adverb 1) so severely that you die as a result fatally injured/wounded/shot 2) so seriously that complete failure is the result The government have fatally underestimated public feeling on the matter. fatally flawed (=… …   English dictionary

  • fatally — adverb Date: 15th century 1. in a way determined by fate 2. in a manner suggesting fate or an act of fate: as a. in a manner resulting in death ; mortally < fatally wounded > b. beyond repair ; irrevocably c. in a manner resulting in ruin or evil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fatally — adv. Fatally is used with these adjectives: ↑flawed, ↑ill, ↑injured Fatally is used with these verbs: ↑compromise, ↑maul, ↑shoot, ↑stab, ↑undermine, ↑weaken, ↑wound …   Collocations dictionary

  • fatally — /fayt l ee/, adv. 1. in a manner leading to death or disaster: He was injured fatally in the accident. 2. by a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination. [1375 1425; late ME; see FATAL, LY] * * * …   Universalium

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