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Friday, September 11, 2015

Definitions for swimmingly

  1. without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly: She passed the exam swimmingly.

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Citations for swimmingly
Thanks to this inspiration, he got on swimmingly for a time, but gradually the work lost its charm, and he forgot to compose, while he sat musing, pen in hand, or roamed about the gay city to get some new ideas and refresh his mind, which seemed to be in a somewhat unsettled state that winter. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1869
She was absolutely surprised and highly pleased, and she finished off her other lessons swimmingly Charlotte M. Yonge, The Stokesley Secret, 1861
Origin of swimmingly
1615-1625
Swimmingly entered English in the early 1600s and is the adverbial form of swimming meaning "progressing smoothly."