gamely

[geym-lee]
adverb
in a game or plucky manner: They struggled gamely.

Origin:
1860–65; game1 (adj.) + -ly

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gamely (ˈɡeɪmlɪ)
 
adv
in a brave or sporting manner

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gamely
1861, from game (n.) + -ly (2).
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Example sentences
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.
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