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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Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. Fox News, "Strongman's loyalist expected to win in Kazakhstan elections," 9 June 2019 If there were a prize for most instantly recognizable celebrity hairstyle, Ariana Grande's high ponytail would easily win. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, "All the Times Ariana Grande Didn't Wear a Ponytail," 9 June 2019 Host country France got the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup off to a big start, easily winning their opening Group A match to South Korea, 4-0. Thom Craver, Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "2019 Women's World Cup: Germany vs. China - live updates," 8 June 2019 Yet Duke hasn’t been to the Breslin Center since 2003; the Blue Devils won that game easily. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball's date with Duke a reminder of what Tom Izzo has built," 8 June 2019 Dulaney easily won the Baltimore County championship, beating out Franklin 151-60. Jeff Seidel, baltimoresun.com, "A look back at the postseason track highlights for athletes at Dulaney, Towson, Carver A & T and Loch Raven," 7 June 2019 Cedar Brook Elementary School - New headphones will allow students to more easily access technology and improve personalized learning. Houston Chronicle, "Spring Branch Education Foundation announces 2019 grants," 7 June 2019 The logic goes thusly: stop Huawei being able to use Google’s version of Android, and Huawei will end up developing its own version of Android, which will be more easily hackable by the Chinese government among others. Alan Murray, Fortune, "A Jobs Report for Recession-Watchers: CEO Daily," 7 June 2019 Another illuminating slice of the magazine piece: European players tend to accept and deal with course conditions more easily than Americans. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "U.S. Open is hard and not always fair, so players must find a way to cope," 5 June 2019

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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 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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