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[free-lee] /ˈfri li/
in a free manner.
Origin of freely
before 900; Middle English freliche, Old English frēolīce. See free, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It also falls freely from cut lilies onto whatever carpet or tablecloth happens to be below the vase.
  • Meanwhile, tourists are still welcome to explore the rock art freely, and talks are in progress to build a visitor center.
  • May as well be created robots with no ability to reason, to question, to think and decide freely.
  • Fencing contains the cattle as well as protects and separates them from their freely roaming cousins.
  • They did not charge admission to their park, allowing visitors to wander freely among the rides and stands.
  • These horses will freely interbreed in from north to south.
  • My instructor creates an atmosphere in which ideas can be exchanged freely.
  • Students should be able to express themselves freely there, he says, without worrying what some professor will think.
  • As part of the agreement, all these texts will be freely available, and this will tear down two kinds of walls.
  • Foundations and universities have spent a fortune producing freely available online course materials.
Word Origin and History for freely

Old English freolice; see free (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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