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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 of easily
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English esily. See easy, -ly
Related forms
overeasily, adverb
Synonyms
2. certainly, surely, clearly, plainly.
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  • The latter also carries a flag—of nationality not so easily determined.

  • We talked of progress; but progress, like the philosopher's stone, could not be easily attained.

  • May be it is; but how can you earn a thousand dollars a piece so easily?

  • The door proved to be locked, but the windows were easily raised.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • As for your weapons, you are to place them in the gallery where you can find them easily.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
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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Idioms and Phrases with easily
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