earfoþ-líce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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earfoþ-líce
adv. With difficulty, reluctantly, sorely, hardly; diffĭcĭle, invīte, ægre Earfoþlíce wæs gúþ getwǽfed the contest had been parted with difficulty, Beo. Th. 3318; B. 1657: 3276; B. 1636: Mk. Bos. 10, 23. Se ellen-gǽst earfoþlíce þrage geþolode the potent ghost reluctantly endured for a time, Beo. Th. 173; B. 86: Exon. 98 a; Th. 369, 8; Seel. 38. Ðá wæs gegongen earfoþlíce then it befel sorely, Beo. Th. 5636; B. 2822: Andr. Kmbl. 1028; An. 514. Hí óþ-eódon earfoþlíce they hardly escaped, Beo. Th. 5861; B. 2934.
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