without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly: She passed the exam swimmingly.
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How to use swimmingly in a sentence
That’s one of the ideas at the heart of Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s swimmingly gorgeous three-hour drama Drive My Car.Japan's Oscar Entry Drive My Car Is a Gorgeous Tale of Loss and Forgiveness | Stephanie Zacharek | November 24, 2021 | Time
A pair of open-ear headphones that’s waterproof, the AfterShokz Xtrainerz suit doing laps in the pool swimmingly.The best bone-conduction headphones for sound and safety | Tony Ware | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Help dinner go swimmingly with these 8 salmon recipesPork Chili Verde.A week’s worth of healthful recipes to jump-start your cooking in the new year | Becky Krystal | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Four months after FX began debuting some of its original series on Hulu rather than cable TV, the companies say the new arrangement is going swimmingly.Cable network FX had to fuse with Hulu to survive the streaming era | Adam Epstein | July 3, 2020 | Quartz
As far as Kramatorsk is concerned, in the eyes of Kiev, at least, things are also going swimmingly.Kiev Is Blowing Its Chance to Take Back East Ukraine | Jamie Dettmer | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While cis dykes have generally shown little interest in me, my experiences with cis men have in comparison gone rather swimmingly.
The experiment goes swimmingly, until Sam realizes he may be biting off more than he can chew.Evan Rachel Wood on Tribeca Film ‘Case Of You,’ Coming Out as Bisexual, Her Pregnancy, and More | Marlow Stern | April 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ashore the movie bogs down, but when Spielberg gets his camera out to sea all goes swimmingly.
According to some folks, things are going swimmingly for women, whereas men are falling ever further behind.
These arrangements being made, we flattered ourselves that all would go on swimmingly.Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
She neglected no duty—that is, no apparent duty—and her lessons progressed swimmingly.Betty Vivian | L. T. Meade
He is delighted that it has started so well and is going on so swimmingly; and he is full of plans for increasing the interest.The Diary of a Saint | Arlo Bates
The first traverse is an arm of the Lake, three leagues across, over which we passed swimmingly.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The questions and answers went swimmingly, and ended in nothing worth mentioning.The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for swimmingly
successfully, effortlessly, or well (esp in the phrase go swimmingly)
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