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 Natural bay lands are also places where urban residents can easily get in touch with nature, unlike massive sea walls that separate them from the bay, report author Grenier said. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "The simple local solution to sea level rise? Mud from the bottom of San Francisco Bay," 13 Apr. 2021 Airbnb's 24/7 Neighborhood Support Line also will provide support in Spanish to help more hosts get in touch with the company for assistance more easily. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Airbnb restricts one-night bookings for July Fourth, adds summer COVID safety measures," 12 Apr. 2021 We can easily get excited by the number of people who sign up for a webinar or the volume of likes or replies a social media post generates. April Rudin, Forbes, "Over-Segmenting In Financial Services Is So Over #ByeBoomer #ByeMillennial #ByeWomen," 12 Apr. 2021 As people who have been waiting for Covid-19 vaccines can now more easily get them, thorny questions are arising for employers about those who can't — or won't — get vaccinated. NBC News, "Most employers plan to incentivize workers to get the vaccine — but some will require it," 5 May 2021 So while some people can get the devices easily, others can’t get them at all or find the price prohibitive. Betsy Morris, WSJ, "Devised for Diabetics, a Glucose Monitor Attracts the Famous and Well-Connected," 3 May 2021 The health system has found the one-shot vaccine helps immunize patients who can't easily get to the clinic for two shots, so a patient's access to health care can factor into the choice. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, "Doctors brace for questions with return of Johnson & Johnson vaccine," 1 May 2021 The fabric is so soft and doesn't get wrinkles easily. Eden Lichterman, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon Shoppers Are Already ‘in Love’ with This Brand New $27 Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Dress," 28 Apr. 2021 But to help people in those communities more easily get shots, the state should work to open vaccination sites in neighborhoods, said Dr. Robert Horsburgh, a Boston University professor of epidemiology. BostonGlobe.com, "As Mass. expands vaccine eligibility, experts and advocates urge greater equity in distributing doses," 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of easily was in the 13th century

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10 May 2021

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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