easily

adverb
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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Factored in to a full campaign, that’s an 84-point pace that would have easily won a Supporters’ Shield for the top regular season record. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders open 2019 training camp with stacked roster, lofty goals," 23 Jan. 2019 But at 39GHz and 28GHz, those millimeter wave signals also don’t travel as far or penetrate buildings as easily as conventional cellular. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "5G is weeks away — and Tuesday marks its first real test," 30 Nov. 2018 The ability to test a woman’s fertility so fast and so easily is an innovation in itself. Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018 Indrek Kuldkepp, founder and owner of Avrame, first designed his own A-frame as a comfortable, efficient, and affordable home that could be built quickly and easily. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Affordable A-frame house can be built by just two people," 11 Jan. 2019 Casaza was created to make elevated interior design accessible while giving people the confidence to easily create the space of their dreams. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "EXCLUSIVE: Property Brothers Drew And Jonathan Scott Launch Online Home Platform With Curated Designs," 29 Oct. 2018 The stiffer, shorter triangular shape also helps me easily create winged shadow, which is my one of my go-to looks. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How I Inspired Moda's Triad Eye Brush, the Only Tool I Need for a Complete Shadow Look," 16 Aug. 2018 The crowded nature of the cluster's core means a star would encounter a neighbor about once every 1 million years, during which time the interloper's gravity could easily strip away planets. Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com, "Omega Centauri Is a Terrible Place to Look for Habitable Planets," 15 Aug. 2018 House of Haunts: Ominous shapes and shadowy figures lurking in windows and doorways can be easily created from cardboard covered in black tissue paper. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 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 , 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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