- promptly; quickly; easily: The information is readily available.
- in a ready manner; willingly: He readily agreed to help us.
Origin of readily
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2. freely, graciously, ungrudgingly.
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Examples from the Web for readily
All of us can readily conjure up horror scenarios by the isolated person acting badly.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
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Yes, Mailer was, as he readily admitted, something of a spoiled Jewish boy.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
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In some cases, an ideologically-motivated education is readily available for girls, just not an open, western pluralistic model.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More
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Allah seems unlikely to enter into a “personal” relationship with Muslims, who readily submit to the divine will.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
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Many of his observations are readily recognizable to a reader of Darwin.Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel
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You Westerners have another way, of accepting people too readily.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
His reason for not pursuing the fugitive may be readily understood.Brave and Bold
In most parts of Mesopotamia it was understood as readily as the native tongue.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
If this is the case the expert's bill may readily run up to $50.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
You can readily believe that Napoleon was made much of by all his family because of his action.The Boy Life of Napoleon
- promptly; eagerly; willingly
- without difficulty or delay; easily or quickly
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Word Origin and History for readily
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