What is another word for hourly?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ʊ͡əli] (IPA)

Hourly is an adjective that refers to something that occurs or is calculated every hour. Some synonyms for hourly include 'by the hour', 'per hour', 'every hour', 'hour after hour', 'hour by hour', 'on an hourly basis' and 'hour punctually'. These words can be used interchangeably with hourly to convey the same meaning. One can also use 'continuous' or 'uninterrupted' to describe something that happens hourly, or 'frequent' or 'repeated' to describe events that occur on an hourly basis. Regardless of the synonym that is chosen, it is important to use clear and concise language when communicating time-related concepts.

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What are the opposite words for hourly?

Hourly is defined as something that occurs or is done every hour or with a frequency of once an hour. The opposite of hourly would be something that occurs less frequently or more than once an hour. Synonyms for the antonym of hourly could include infrequently, sporadically, or rarely. Some examples of antonyms for hourly could be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. These terms all represent a frequency that is less often than once an hour. Other antonyms for hourly could include terms such as annually, fortnightly, or even occasionally. These terms all represent a frequency that is considerably less frequent than once per hour.

Usage examples for Hourly

One small breeze to chart, when his recording instruments gave hourly descriptions of the whole planet's climate.
"For Every Man A Reason"
Patrick Wilkins
To this hourly speed of the sun must be added or subtracted the hourly speed of the ship according as to whether the ship is going in an easterly or westerly direction.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Hecuba is rising hourly, and some say she 'll be the favorite yet.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Hourly

  • One-third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect, which in such a country was much worse yet.
    Alvar N. C. de Vaca
  • The slave is sold once and for all; the proletarian must sell himself daily and hourly. The individual slave, property of one master, is assured an existence, however miserable it may be, because of the master’s interest. The individual proletarian, property as it were of the entire bourgeois class which buys his labor only when someone has need of it, has no secure existence. This existence is assured only to the class as a whole.
    Friedrich Engels
  • Soon after this the blacks who brought me on board went off, and left me abandoned to despair. I now saw myself deprived of all chance of returning to my native country, or even the least glimpse of hope of gaining the shore, which I now considered as friendly; and I even wished for my former slavery in preference to my present situation, which was filled with horrors of every kind, still heightened by my ignorance of what I was to undergo. I was not long suffered to indulge my grief; I was soon put down under the decks, and there I received such a salutation in my nostrils as I had never experienced in my life: so that, with the loathsomeness of the stench, and crying together, I became so sick and low that I was not able to eat, nor had I the least desire to taste any thing. I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me eatables; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced any thing of this kind before; and although, not being used to the water, I naturally feared that element the first time I saw it, yet nevertheless, could I have got over the nettings, I would have jumped over the side, but I could not; and, besides, the crew used to watch us very closely who were not chained down to the decks, lest we should leap into the water: and I have seen some of these poor African prisoners most severely cut for attempting to do so, and hourly whipped for not eating. This indeed was often the case with myself.
    Olaudah Equiano
  • Such a tendency has the slave-trade to debauch men's minds, and harden them to every feeling of humanity! For I will not suppose that the dealers in slaves are born worse than other men—No; it is the fatality of this mistaken avarice, that it corrupts the milk of human kindness and turns it into gall. And, had the pursuits of those men been different, they might have been as generous, as tender-hearted and just, as they are unfeeling, rapacious and cruel. Surely this traffic cannot be good, which spreads like a pestilence, and taints what it touches! which violates that first natural right of mankind, equality and independency, and gives one man a dominion over his fellows which God could never intend! For it raises the owner to a state as far above man as it depresses the slave below it; and, with all the presumption of human pride, sets a distinction between them, immeasurable in extent, and endless in duration! Yet how mistaken is the avarice even of the planters? Are slaves more useful by being thus humbled to the condition of brutes, than they would be if suffered to enjoy the privileges of men? The freedom which diffuses health and prosperity throughout Britain answers you—No. When you make men slaves you deprive them of half their virtue, you set them in your own conduct an example of fraud, rapine, and cruelty, and compel them to live with you in a state of war; and yet you complain that they are not honest or faithful! You stupify them with stripes, and think it necessary to keep them in a state of ignorance; and yet you assert that they are incapable of learning; that their minds are such a barren soil or moor, that culture would be lost on them; and that they come from a climate, where nature, though prodigal of her bounties in a degree unknown to yourselves, has left man alone scant and unfinished, and incapable of enjoying the treasures she has poured out for him!—An assertion at once impious and absurd. Why do you use those instruments of torture? Are they fit to be applied by one rational being to another? And are ye not struck with shame and mortification, to see the partakers of your nature reduced so low? But, above all, are there no dangers attending this mode of treatment? Are you not hourly in dread of an insurrection? [...] But by changing your conduct, and treating your slaves as men, every cause of fear would be banished. They would be faithful, honest, intelligent and vigorous; and peace, prosperity, and happiness, would attend you.
    Olaudah Equiano
  • Oh, hide me in your gloom profound, Ye solemn seats of holy pain! Take me, cowl'd forms, and fence me round, Till I possess my soul again; Till free my thoughts before me roll, Not chafed by hourly false control!
    Matthew Arnold

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