adverb hu·man·ly \ˈhyü-mən-lē, ˈyü-\

: within the range of human ability

Full Definition of HUMANLY

a :  with regard to human needs and emotions <provide humanly for those who are not needed in the economy — E. F. Bacon>
b :  with regard to or in keeping with human proneness to error or weakness <humanly inaccurate>
a :  from a human viewpoint <humanly speaking, the process works … like this — Elizabeth Janeway>
b :  within the range of human capacity <did everything humanly possible>
c :  by humans <humanly made>

First Known Use of HUMANLY

15th century


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