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1. a suffix forming adverbs from adjectives: gladly; gradually; secondly.
2. a suffix meaning “every,” attached to certain nouns denoting units of time: hourly; daily.
3. an adjective suffix meaning “-like”: saintly; cowardly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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