timely as an adverb (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Aug 25 13:54:03 UTC 2010

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OED has "timely" as an adverb but with the notations arch., poet., and
obs., with the most recent citation in three different senses from 1842.

>From  "Millender v. County of Los Angeles (

"Messerschmidt and Lawrence timely appealed the district court's
determination that they were not entitled to qualified immunity."

I would have said "appealed in a timely fashion/manner", but I'm not a
Justice on the Federal Court of Appeals.

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