When President Obama said-- lyingly-- that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” his party ultimately paid for it. A reasonably competent Democratic Party, with something like the A.H.C.A. to run against, should be able to make Republicans pay dearly in their turn.
(From a recent New York Times opinion column by Ross Douthat)
I have a decent vocabulary, but lyingly is a word I've not read or heard much, until recently. I'm interested in having a better feel for how this adverb is used and has been used in the past.
I've looked it up in Oxford Living Dictionary and don't feel very enlightened, though I understand its basic meaning: in a deliberately untruthful manner, mendaciously. i also understand that It is formed by adding -ly to the participial adjective, lying and that this in turn is derived from the verb, to lie.
My question is threefold:
Can you give me examples of other current usage and past usage of lyingly that might give me insight?
How, if at all, has the meaning and usage of lyingly changed over time?
Do you have any evidence that lyingly might be popular right now in the U.S. due to Trump's habits of promulgating "alternative facts"?