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humanly

[hyoo-muh n-lee or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mən li or, often, ˈyu-/
adverb
1.
in a human manner.
2.
by human means.
3.
within the limits of human knowledge and capability:
Is it humanly possible to predict the future?
4.
from or according to the viewpoint of humankind.
Origin of humanly
1605-1615
1605-15; human + -ly
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  • Only I made it stronger and more explicit than that, and knew they would comply if such a thing were humanly possible.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
  • Ten yards nearer, and I would, humanly speaking, have been done.

  • Of course many were for making Gordon a prisoner, and he had, humanly speaking, a narrow escape.

    General Gordon Seton Churchill
  • I reflected for a moment, Our case was, humanly speaking, almost hopeless.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • Not that there was in any mind a disposition to give in until it was humanly impossible to hold the fort.

British Dictionary definitions for humanly

humanly

/ˈhjuːmənlɪ/
adverb
1.
by human powers or means
2.
in a human or humane manner
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Word Origin and History for humanly
adv.

c.1500, from human + -ly (2).

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