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 If the acrylic isn’t coming off easily, don’t pry it. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, "How to Remove Your Acrylic Nails Without Damaging Them," 31 Jan. 2020 This is partially because my lips get dry easily — especially during the winter — which doesn't exactly set 'em up for success when layered with a coat of matte red. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Glow Recipe Just Launched A Lip Treatment — & It’s Not What We Expected," 28 Jan. 2020 Vancouver-Vegas, which could easily get out of control. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "For Bruins, one more day at the office before vacation," 21 Jan. 2020 Our wage workers have been stripped of every way to exercise the kind of morality or have the opportunities that come so easily to the top fifth. Thomas Geoghegan, The New Republic, "This is a high school nation," 20 Jan. 2020 On paper, South Carolina looks like an opponent Kentucky should handle easily. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "How to watch Kentucky basketball at South Carolina: game time, streaming, TV channel," 14 Jan. 2020 According to Chris, Todd easily got him in a headlock and began choking him. Elizabeth Flock, The New Yorker, "How Far Can Abused Women Go to Protect Themselves?," 13 Jan. 2020 Xavier likes to hang its hat on defense and the Musketeers rank 20th in that same category, so this game could easily come down to which defense asserts itself for 40 minutes Wednesday night. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "How to watch, listen and storylines to follow for Xavier basketball vs. Seton Hall," 7 Jan. 2020 Passengers with tickets can easily get to events and then sail on to other, less frenetic parts of the country. Fran Golden / Bloomberg, Time, "8 Cruise Destinations to Inspire Your 2020 Travel Plans," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of easily

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 17 Feb. 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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