- in a perfect manner or to a perfect degree: to sing an aria perfectly.
- completely; fully; adequately: This will suit my purpose perfectly. He’s perfectly happy to help out. She’s perfectly capable of making her own decision.
Origin of perfectly
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1. flawlessly, superbly, ideally.
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Examples from the Web for perfectly
Houellebecq shows himself to be perfectly disgusted with humanity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
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Sometimes the ads would get in the way of playing, and a perfectly lined up shot would be ruined.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
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Leave it to Katniss to cut through a story with one perfectly aimed strike.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say
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The real reason Mister Ham was taking bids was, to be perfectly blunt, because he needed the money.The Stacks: Sell the Overcoat, Keep the Dignity
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A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
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So perfectly had their journey been timed that the train was due in a very few minutes.Way of the Lawless
I don't wish to hurt you, but I must be perfectly honest with myself and with you.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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The first and only requisite is, that they be perfectly insulated.
Shakespeare is perfectly willing to depict Hotspur as scorning the arts.The Man Shakespeare
Holy; He is perfectly pure, and separate from all that is evil.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
- completely, utterly, or absolutely
- in a perfect way; extremely well
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Word Origin and History for perfectly
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