- in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble: The traffic moved along easily.
- beyond question; by far: easily the best.
- likely; well: He may easily change his mind.
Origin of easily
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2. certainly, surely, clearly, plainly.
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And the law can easily be used as a political tool to punish any disrespect of the state.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy
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Whether it had ever been painted, was a question not easily solved.
The door proved to be locked, but the windows were easily raised.
The past slid from him so easily, he forgot even to try to forget.
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If he made me blind, may he not easily have bewildered her, and have been himself bewildered?
- with ease; without difficulty or exertion
- by far; beyond question; undoubtedlyhe is easily the best in the contest
- probably; almost certainlyhe may easily come first
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Word Origin and History for easily
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Idioms and Phrases with easily
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