beau·​ti·​ful·​ly | \ˈbyü-ti-f(ə-)lē \

Definition of beautifully 

1 : in a beautiful manner : in a way that excites aesthetic pleasure beautifully decorated mansions As one of the oldest planned cities in the country, Savannah is known for compact, walkable streets and beautifully landscaped historic squares.— Lisa Chamberlain

2 : in a highly effective or excellent manner This sort of diagram … beautifully illustrates the genetic connections between organisms as disparate as a cheetah and an eelworm.— Anthony Doerr

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Emilie Scheetz, as college-age Alison, beautifully captures the confusing mix of fear and giddiness that accompanies coming out, while Raina Grabowski lights up the stage as Alison’s youngest incarnation. Matthew J. Palm,, "'Fun Home' cast at Mad Cow Theatre compels in tale of growing up, accepting loss," 5 June 2018 Perhaps the most memorable moment from this run was Roy Hibbert's earth-shattering block of Carmelo Anthony in Game 6 (beautifully captured by IndyStar photographer Matt Kryger). Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "The Pacers have always been great at (almost) great seasons," 5 June 2018 Set in the charming little town of St. Francisville at the Butler Greenwood Plantation, this movie beautifully captures every person’s desire to find a love that lasts through time and distance. Southern Living, "Take A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Hallmark's Newest Spring Movie," 29 Mar. 2018 One noteworthy exception: First Aid Kit, a Swedish act that beautifully captures the spirit of Americana. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Swedish Band First Aid Kit Pays Homage to American Rock on Ruins," 18 Jan. 2018 Its trails are beautifully designed and marked, so almost everyone can easily experience it. Peter Marteka,, "10 Miles Of Trails Open 7 Days A Week, 52 Weeks A Year. Sherman's Deer Pond Farm Makes Its Debut," 13 July 2018 But the book falls together beautifully, organically and carefully, like the English gardens Lively loves. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Life in the Garden' lovingly recalls the place of gardens in an author's life," 14 June 2018 Last month Khloe and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson celebrated their daughter at a beautifully over-the-top, all-pink baby shower. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Khloe Kardashian Flaunts Her VERY Pregnant Belly in Steamy Lingerie Shoot," 21 Mar. 2018 Her pure voice and ethereal high notes had a dream-like quality that complemented the nostalgic work beautifully. Jessica Rudman,, "HSO Wraps Up Masterworks Season With Impressive Collaboratin," 9 June 2018

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1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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