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gamely

[geym-lee] /ˈgeɪm li/
adverb
1.
in a game or plucky manner:
They struggled gamely.
Origin of gamely
1860-1865
1860-65; game1 (adj.) + -ly
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gamely

/ˈɡeɪmlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a brave or sporting manner
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Word Origin and History for gamely
adv.

"courageously," 1861, from game (n.) + -ly (2).

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