- skillfully; dexterously; expertly: to manage a boat handily.
- conveniently: The books were handily at his side.
- easily: We won handily.
- Midland U.S. rightly; readily: You can't handily blame him.
Origin of handily
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Examples from the Web for handily
The second mission, OTV-2, handily doubled that number, clocking 469 days in orbit.Will The Pentagon’s Secret Space Plane Ever Return to Earth?
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Sidorova's team is also playing very well as of this writing, handily beating Team USA, who are currently 0-3.Curling: Your New Olympic Addiction, Explained
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In 2010, Branstad returned to office after a 12-year hiatus by handily defeating the Democratic incumbent.Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote
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For the second time, Barack Obama had handily dispatched their presidential nominee.Ted Cruz and Other GOP Congressmen Lose by Acting Like Winners
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Obama won the election campaigning on this position and won it handily.John Boehner’s Selfish Gambit May Send Us Over the Fiscal Cliff
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Mayo went at his new tasks so handily that he passed muster as an able seaman.Blow The Man Down
Handily she went up, making the most of the footholds that offered.Brand Blotters
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Deities would never be able to move about handily in any country.
Handily situated, at your very elbow, is opportunity for this.
If he were able to get away that night, as he hoped, it might come in handily for breakfast.The Secret of the Silver Car
- in a handy way or manner
- conveniently or suitablyhandily nearby
- US and Canadian easilythe horse won handily
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Word Origin and History for handily
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