- in a way that allows for continual use of a natural resource without depleting it or causing environmental damage: sustainably grown coffee.
- in a way that can be sustained in the long term: a sustainably profitable business.
Origin of sustainably
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Examples from the Web for sustainably
Its model has the potential to sustainably improve sanitation in dense, urban areas unequipped with a proper sewage grid.Toilet Made for Densely Populated Settlements Turns Waste Into Dollars
April 5, 2014
You can sustainably harvest a forest while destroying the forest ecosystem, and this same concept applies to the ocean.The Big Idea: Saving the World’s Most Important Fish
Kevin M. Bailey
August 9, 2013
When the airlines are able to be sustainably profitable, everybody wins.Those Awful Airline Fees From United, American, Delta, and the Rest Add Up
William J. McGee
August 13, 2012
The only crash diet that truly works is one that allows you to lose real fat and lose it as fast as sustainably possible.The Crash Dieting Secret
Susan B. Roberts
May 18, 2009