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Of, relating to, or being an adverb.
An adverbial element or phrase.

ad·ver′bi·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.adverbially - as an adverb; "the prepositional phrase here is used adverbially"
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[ædˈvɜːbɪəlɪ] advavverbialmente
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(ˈӕdvəːb) noun
a word used before or after a verb, before an adjective or preposition, or with another adverb to show time, manner, place, degree etc. Yesterday he looked more carefully in the box, and there he found a very small key with a hole right through it.
adˈverbial adjective
adˈverbially adverb
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These seem well-handled adverbially as integral aspects of seeing, listening (enjoyably, excitedly, soothingly), or even singing, running, or playing a musical instrument (fluently, serenely).
The phrase 'satine salve' is an abbreviation of 'satis ne salve', where 'salve' is used adverbially and the absent 'agis' is understood--essentially 'are you well?' For this, Bellenden gives the literal 'gif all thing war sauf'.
Charlton will have no truck with propositions or beliefs; rather, he requires cases where "believe" or "say" is the verb which can be adverbially modified, actual believings or assertings.
(37) Taking the two enclitics together, Kjell Aartun identifies the final -ny of both hlny and hnny as "die Derivations-endung -ny" functioning adverbially. (38) In short, the demonstrative han- provides the base form, to which these various enclitic elements are added: han + ni +ya> hannaniya; han + li + ni + ya > halliniya.
Equally, the double use of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], adverbially at 1265 to describe Oedipus' cries, and adjectivally at 1267 to describe the whole scene ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), implies a continuity between Oedipus' behaviour and its wider context which problematizes our reading of both.
Writers have to decide with what frequency to use them, where to place the tag in relation to the direct speech (before, afterwards, or interruptively in the middle), which verbs to use (whether she said, cried, exclaimed, shrieked, or gasped), and whether or not to accompany these verbs adverbially (said she ardently, while rising from her seat) and so on.
The "contemptuously" of the second claim stems from Bloom's own adverbially overactive imagination, but the celibacy imposed on losing suitors in the casket lottery was part of her father's will.
2.269, is pretty clearly a neuter adjective used adverbially. Forms of the word also occur at Hesiod, Works and Days, 403 and in various later passages, in most of which an interpretation as a compound of a- (negative prefix) with chreos (Homeric chreios) "need, needful matter, business matter, debt" seems likely; correspondingly, "useless," "unprofitable," and "helpless" are representative of the definitions offered by LSJ (Liddell-Scott-Jones) for achrelos.
It is now most often used adverbially, as in "fluthered drunk".
(18) There remains, then, the most widely regarded analysis, that of Plummer: oversithon is an adverbial dative plural of a noun oversith "a time that recurs too frequently." (19) The sense of oversithon would thus be "on too many occasions." Such a word with this meaning, however, is unattested, and it is difficult to see how such a noun could have been used except adverbially, so that how the word could have been formed in the first place seems dubitable.
The word "kamokha" is not usually used adverbially, but rather adjectivally, meaning "similar to you" (cf.