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[geym-lee] /ˈgeɪm li/
in a game or plucky manner:
They struggled gamely.
Origin of gamely
1860-65; game1 (adj.) + -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gamely
  • Government ministers gamely listed their achievements to date and batted aside suggestions of restructuring.
  • He gamely organized the fuel and target production data that is a critical section of the report.
  • And although officials gamely declare that they are making progress, last year's confidence has faded.
  • But she borrowed a roll of duct tape, for emergency foot maintenance, and carried on gamely.
  • gamely swallowing the abalone, he then deftly places a cube of braised tofu into his mouth.
  • He carried on gamely even when his voice grew raspy and hoarse midway through the twenty-minute speech.
  • Nonetheless, both physicists tried gamely to salvage what they could of the idea.
  • But there he was, back from the hospital and gamely hosting his old friends and peers.
  • Nonetheless, all seven tasters set gamely about their task, with the truffles served in random order.
  • The president gamely joined in, with slightly less aplomb.
British Dictionary definitions for gamely


in a brave or sporting manner
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Word Origin and History for gamely

"courageously," 1861, from game (n.) + -ly (2).

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