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easily

[ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee] /ˈi zə li, ˈiz li/
adverb
1.
in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble:
The traffic moved along easily.
2.
beyond question; by far:
easily the best.
3.
likely; well:
He may easily change his mind.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English esily. See easy, -ly
Related forms
overeasily, adverb
Synonyms
2. certainly, surely, clearly, plainly.
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Examples for easily
  • The more commonly known manta ray is smaller and more easily seen, usually staying near coasts.
  • It's always fun when everyday life tosses up an easily identifiable piece of evolutionary biology.
  • People who are not used to brands flit easily from one to another.
  • The genetic deficiencies from each parent's lineage were easily overcome by the strengths of the other.
  • Now proteins have been discovered that set these people apart from those who are easily cured.
  • Most species are grown fairly easily from seeds sown in spring or early summer.
  • The long-chain hydrocarbons used as diesel fuel do not burn as easily as the lighter ones found in petrol.
  • Once ashore, you can explore the island easily by foot or via a rented bike or golf cart.
  • It turned out to be an easily treated side effect of a prescription steroid she was taking.
  • Taking jelly beans one at a time, you can easily fail to realize that you favor a single color.
British Dictionary definitions for easily

easily

/ˈiːzɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
with ease; without difficulty or exertion
2.
by far; beyond question; undoubtedly he is easily the best in the contest
3.
probably; almost certainly he may easily come first
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Word Origin and History for easily
adv.

late 13c., aisieliche, from easy + -ly (2).

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