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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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  • "True, Sir; but you never acknowledged it," said the priest, hardily.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • "Nay, your worship, it was their own quarrel," replied Billington hardily.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • He had dreamt of stark battles and of renown that would be hardily won.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • My constitution was a good one, and I had lived healthily, if hardily.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Polly and Penny beside her, plump as pigeons and hardily browned.

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart
  • Of so many black ill-willers, which should he be that doth so hardily outface us?

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Well, I'm not arguing with you now about it," he said hardily.

    The Beggar Man Ruby Mildred Ayres
  • "I would apply it to them first of all and above all," rejoined my friend, hardily.

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • "I am not mistaken, and I'd like to know," she persisted, looking him hardily in the eyes.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • "I ought to be decent enough to lie to you and say that I am," he returned, hardily.

    The Price Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for hardily


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