easily

adverb
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.

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Isamu Noguchi is easily one of the most modern iconic designers ever. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Under-$10 Trend That Looks Expensive," 4 Apr. 2019 Thomas Mallon would easily be the front-runner in any contest for poet laureate of Republican rule—except for two inconvenient circumstances. Daniel Akst, WSJ, "Fictionalizing History, With Republicans at Center Stage," 1 Mar. 2019 The farm bill could easily have been a major setback for animals and for the voters who’ve overwhelmingly sided with them. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Dog and cat meat is now, finally, illegal," 18 Dec. 2018 Having me wear clothes that allowed me to blend in more easily was their way of protecting me. Ariel Henley, Allure, "How Fashion Lets Me Embrace the Physical Differences Caused by Crouzon Syndrome," 12 Mar. 2019 Between her necklace, bracelet, and earrings, Mirren is easily in the running for biggest bling at this year's Academy Awards. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Helen Mirren Wore a Gorgeous Pink Dress and Stunning Jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 The vehicle easily fit a pillow, a couple of suitcases, and other miscellany needed for a seven-week stay with mom and dad. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Good drive, good value: The Jeep Compass Latitude reviewed," 29 Nov. 2018 John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are easily one of Hollywood’s most notable couples. Megan Stein, Country Living, "John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Love Story Will Make You Ugly Cry," 6 Mar. 2019 Outside of toast, the June excels at cooking frozen toaster waffles, easily beating a dedicated toaster at that job. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device," 22 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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easily

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of easily

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

easily

adverb
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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