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[geym-lee] /ˈgeɪm li/
in a game or plucky manner:
They struggled gamely.
Origin of gamely
1860-65; game1 (adj.) + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But Breed always found a trapped coyote fighting,—fighting silently and gamely to the last heartbeat.

    The Yellow Horde Hal G. Evarts
  • gamely she responded and forged ahead—the old pacer was beaten!

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • He said that little black specks were floating in front of his eyes, but he gamely insisted on playing the contest out.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • He resented it in this youngster who had fought so gamely with death.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Each fish, for the merits of the three that had died so gamely, was hastily hooked on the balance and flung back.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for gamely


in a brave or sporting manner
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gamely

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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