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handily

[han-di-lee, -dl-ee] /ˈhæn dɪ li, -dl i/
adverb
1.
skillfully; dexterously; expertly:
to manage a boat handily.
2.
conveniently:
The books were handily at his side.
3.
easily:
We won handily.
4.
Midland U.S. rightly; readily:
You can't handily blame him.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; handy + -ly
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Examples for handily
  • When she went to bed she piled, where she could get at them handily, all the shoes there were about her house.
  • Emigrant wagons were constructed in such manner to permit them to ford streams handily without damaging their contents.
  • Governance issues may therefore not always lend themselves so handily to such harmonization.
British Dictionary definitions for handily

handily

/ˈhændɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a handy way or manner
2.
conveniently or suitably handily nearby
3.
(US & Canadian) easily the horse won handily
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Word Origin and History for handily
adv.

"easily," 1610s, from handy + -ly (2). Earlier it meant "done by hand" (late 14c.).

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