eas·i·ly | \ˈēz-lē, 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.

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Team-wise, the Patriots were second in points to Miami Columbus in Class 4A, but would’ve easily won with Walton at 100 percent. David Furones, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Broward 4A-3A boys track and field athlete of the year: Jamal Walton, Miramar senior," 20 June 2018 And two recent performances, both by the Boston Pops, show how this type of programming can easily make a musical suffer or shine. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "The Trouble With Bernstein’s Broadway in the Concert Hall," 13 July 2018 The album also broke the US streaming record with 745.92 million streams in its first week, according to Billboard, easily beating Post Malone’s Beerbong & Bentleys, which put up 431 million streams in its first week earlier this year. Micah Singleton, The Verge, "Drake’s Scorpion pulls in over 1 billion streams in its first week," 8 July 2018 Eric Thames easily beat the throw from Max Kepler to second base but Eddings called him out for coming off the bag. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 3, Twins 2: Three-game sweep finally allows Brewers to climb 16 games over .500," 4 July 2018 That didn't stop the Las Vegas eater from easily beating out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. NBC News, "Joey Chestnut downs a record 74 hot dogs at Nathan's Famous July Fourth contest," 4 July 2018 Here are a few summer salad recipes that are good and good for you – all of which can easily be made with a few key ingredients from Publix to keep your family well fed all season long. 1. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "Inventive summer salads for a fresh take on dinner," 2 July 2018 Aside from Mexican Jews, Danzinger says groups have come from Brazil and Uruguay, as have Israelis, who can easily make the two-and-a-half hour flight from Israel to watch Iceland play Croatia. Dovid Margolin, Jewish Journal, "They came for the World Cup and stayed for Shabbat," 28 June 2018 Off his strong showing in Baltimore County, Day got the Democratic nod in the primary and then easily beat McNabb in the general, again with a strong vote from Baltimore County, while McNabb carried Harford with its smaller number of eligible votes. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Adkins-Tobin gets on November ballot to oppose sitting judges," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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, 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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