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1. Typical of or suitable for the season or the time of year: seasonable weather; seasonable clothing.
2. Archaic Occurring or performed at a suitable or proper time; opportune: seasonable advice.

sea′son·a·bly adv.
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Adv.1.seasonably - in accordance with the season; "it was seasonably cold"
unseasonably - not in accordance with the season; "it was unseasonably cold"
2.seasonably - at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"
References in classic literature ?
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
A man's nature, runs either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.
Many contending passions were raised in our heroe's mind by this letter; but the tender prevailed at last over the indignant and irascible, and a flood of tears came seasonably to his assistance, and possibly prevented his misfortunes from either turning his head, or bursting his heart.
I would gladly eat a bit of something," said Don Quixote, "for I feel it would come very seasonably.
The Indians were seasonably reminded of his infirmity, and, rushing into the open air, they aroused the village in the manner described.
Chanticleer and his family had either not left their roost, disheartened by the interminable rain, or had done the next wisest thing, by seasonably returning to it.
With some endowment of stupidity and conceit, she might have thought that a Christian young lady of fortune should find her ideal of life in village charities, patronage of the humbler clergy, the perusal of "Female Scripture Characters," unfolding the private experience of Sara under the Old Dispensation, and Dorcas under the New, and the care of her soul over her embroidery in her own boudoir--with a background of prospective marriage to a man who, if less strict than herself, as being involved in affairs religiously inexplicable, might be prayed for and seasonably exhorted.
All the passengers were rubbing their eyes, comparing watches, and congratulating one another on the prospect of arriving so seasonably at the journey's end.
The court's Seventh Division ordered Regencia's suspension 'from receipt of this resolution, unless a motion for reconsideration is seasonably filed.
The first time was a conscious decision to do a show that was seasonably appropriate," said co-founder and executive director David Rice, who wrote the play that chronicles Poes relationship with his wife, Virginia, through his poems and stories.
As long as you don't mind the seasonably chilly weather, there's an absolute ton of reason to return.
It's in their blood, good food, they eat so seasonably and they eat from their own region, which is very important.