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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 of handily
1605-1615
1605-15; handy + -ly
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  • Having so handily brought his errand to a successful termination Sir Richard, of Worcestershire, fell into great good humor.

    The Fifth of November Charles S. Bentley
  • handily she went up, making the most of the footholds that offered.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • But "King Andrew," as his political opponents called him, handily won the election of 1832.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • handily situated, at your very elbow, is opportunity for this.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Just ask her to make you a fac-simile in plaster, and see how handily she will lend herself to the job.

    The Stillwater Tragedy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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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