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gamely

[geym-lee]
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  1. in a game or plucky manner: They struggled gamely.
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Origin of gamely

1860–65; game1 (adj.) + -ly
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gamely

adverb
  1. in a brave or sporting manner
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Word Origin and History for gamely

adv.

"courageously," 1861, from game (n.) + -ly (2).

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