eas·​i·​ly | \ ˈēz-lē How to pronounce easily (audio) , ˈē-zə- \

Definition of easily

1 : in an easy manner : without difficulty won easily
2a : without question : by far was easily the best meal I've ever had
b : at the minimum : at least costs easily twice as much
3 : well sense 10b it could easily have been me

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Examples of easily in a Sentence

These ingredients are easily obtained. I'm too heavy to be carried easily.
Recent Examples on the Web The stunning loss of 20.5 million US jobs is easily the largest one-month decline since the government began tracking the data in 1939. Matt Egan, CNN, "Here's when the job market will recover," 9 May 2020 Nafsika’s final-year collection featured shirt dresses and garments that could have easily been worn on the street. Sheila Marikar, 1843, "Arab millennials have a new favourite fashion brand," 7 May 2020 The second season could easily be about the making of that movie and the impending backlash that would likely come along with it. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "Janet Mock Already Has An Idea For Hollywood Season 2," 6 May 2020 The forecast drop in the unemployment rate from the third quarter to the fourth, of 4.3 percentage points, would, if realised, easily be the fastest ever three-month decline. The Economist, "Free exchange Why the unemployed in America could face a lost decade," 2 May 2020 The #MetGalaChallenge is easily one of the best things that has come out of our collective quarantine. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Mindy Kaling Wins the #MetGalaChallenge by Recreating Jared Leto's Iconic Decapitated Head Met Gala Look," 2 May 2020 What previously required a face-to-face sit-down with your attorney can now be done more easily via a phone or device. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Taylor: A paperless future? ‘Resistance is futile’," 1 May 2020 The small footprint of a sizzle platter fits easily in any fridge, while the matching mini rack keeps the meat from hanging out in its own juices. Sohla El-waylly, Bon Appétit, "Without a Stack of Sizzle Platters, My Kitchen Is Incomplete," 29 Apr. 2020 Tesla was easily one of the star companies of the economic expansion that ran from 2009 to early 2020, growing from a tiny startup into a serious automotive competitor. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Tesla earnings: 4 things to watch for on Wednesday," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2020

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of easily

: in an easy manner : without difficulty
: by a great extent or degree : by far


eas·​i·​ly | \ ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce easily (audio) , ˈēz-lē \

Kids Definition of easily

1 : without difficulty I won the race easily.
2 : without doubt : by far You're easily the best person for the job.

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