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[hahr-dl-ee] /ˈhɑr dl i/
in a hardy manner:
The plants thrived hardily.
Origin of hardily
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at hardy1, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And raising his hand he thrust the startled official aside, and hardily pushed the doors of the chamber open.

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • He had dreamt of stark battles and of renown that would be hardily won.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • We are ashamed or afraid to conform honestly and hardily to a state of things purely American.

    Household Papers and Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "True, Sir; but you never acknowledged it," said the priest, hardily.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • "I am not mistaken, and I'd like to know," she persisted, looking him hardily in the eyes.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • "Nay, your worship, it was their own quarrel," replied Billington hardily.

    Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
  • Harrison, watching with narrowed eyes the stone-wall face of his captor, jeered at him hardily.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • Polly and Penny beside her, plump as pigeons and hardily browned.

    Six Girls and Bob Marion Ames Taggart
  • Come on hardily (sayeth hee) and God knoweth how spedily you shal be obeyed.

    The Palace of Pleasure William Painter
  • Of so many black ill-willers, which should he be that doth so hardily outface us?

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for hardily


in a hardy manner; toughly or boldly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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