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[han-suh m-lee] /ˈhæn səm li/
in a handsome manner; pleasingly; successfully.
Origin of handsomely
1540-50; handsome + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their presence opened up the continental slope to industrial deep-sea fishing that pays off handsomely.
  • My guess is that the technological spinoffs will likely pay them back handsomely.
  • Both nonprofit and for-profit colleges profit, usually handsomely, from providing online courses.
  • It is true that some of theses executives are paid handsomely.
  • Each player stands to benefit handsomely by defecting.
  • They were highly sought after and were paid handsomely for their work.
  • In this handsomely landscaped twenty-three-acre park endangered animals are being bred to return to the wild.
  • And the culture that will pay him handsomely for this callow tripe is even grosser.
  • The middle right ab bulges handsomely thanks to talk radio.
  • Cares sat handsomely on him who cared not at all, who won small comfort from the cause which his conscience finally espoused.
Word Origin and History for handsomely

1540s, "conveniently," from handsome + -ly (2). Meaning "attractively" is from 1610s; "liberally" from 1735.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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