- in a happy manner; with pleasure.
- by good fortune; luckily; providentially.
- felicitously; aptly; appropriately: a happily turned phrase.
Origin of happily
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Examples from the Web for happily
We happily hoist our egg nog in the air, embrace each other, and raise our out-of-tune voices in song.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
Happily, the people at Atari dislike lurkers almost as much as I do.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
November 29, 2014
Into the Woods takes on the responsibility of saying, “Stuff happens after happily ever after.”Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack
November 25, 2014
Musician Chris Picco was on top of the world just a week ago, happily married and with a son on the way.Cumberbatch Impressions, Dad Sings ‘Blackbird’ to Dying Son, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 16, 2014
And there are those who are happily ignorant, and prefer to remain that way.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From
November 11, 2014
This is, happily, a matter of but little practical importance.
The sectional element has happily been eliminated from the tariff discussion.
I know little of them; and happily we shall not be dependent on the result of my management.Weighed and Wanting
One married, happily or not as the case might be, and took the risk.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Off they went, and the long chain reached the bottom safely and happily.Rico and Wiseli
Word Origin and History for happily
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with happily
see live happily ever after.
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