One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a suppressed manner; in a controlled way; with restraint; quietly; secretly. Frequently (and in earliest use) prefixed to adjectives to form compounds.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Sherer (1789–1869), army officer and writer. From suppressed + -ly.
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