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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In my favorite recording, Marin Alsop — with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Jubilant Sykes as the Celebrant — does this beautifully. New York Times, "Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?," 13 July 2018 The next scene, featuring Johnston as a drag queen and Beatty as his friend, caps a beautifully conceived and performed Act 1. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "In 'Making Advances,' a staged revolution," 14 June 2018 After a steal, Embolo heads back a cross beautifully and Dzemaili is there unmarked to power it in the net. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Switzerland Does Enough to Advance in World Cup," 28 June 2018 The breathtaking views in every direction pair beautifully with a signature Skyspace cocktail, a glass of California wine, or beer from a local brewery. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "High Above the City Streets, OUE Skyspace Offers a Fresh Perspective on Los Angeles," 26 June 2018 That means that Melania will mostly stay quiet and dress beautifully and host the occasional luncheon. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Melania Trump Is Not Your Friend," 21 June 2018 This is quite probably the best of Jarman's narrative features, presented in a series of spare but powerful tableaux—beautifully and thoughtfully designed, like Joseph Cornell boxes with black backgrounds. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Film / History / LGBTQ+ / On Video / Television Queer filmmaker Derek Jarman gets a Pride Month retrospective at FilmStruck," 20 June 2018 Thank you for being brave enough to be beautifully and unapologetically you. Billboard, "A Great Big World: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community," 3 June 2018 Bastianich said the salmon skin was crispy, the fish was seasoned beautifully and the puree was sweet and earthy. Tracy Swartz,, "Which Chicago-area kid earned a spot in the 'MasterChef Junior' finale?," 4 May 2018

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1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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