humanly

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adverb hu·man·ly \ˈhyü-mən-lē, ˈyü-\

Definition of humanly

  1. 1a :  with regard to human needs and emotions provide humanly for those who are not needed in the economy — E. F. Baconb :  with regard to or in keeping with human proneness to error or weakness humanly inaccurate

  2. 2a :  from a human viewpoint humanly speaking, the process works … like this — Elizabeth Janewayb :  within the range of human capacity did everything humanly possiblec :  by humans humanly made

1581

First Known Use of humanly

1581



HUMANLY Defined for English Language Learners

humanly

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adverb hu·man·ly \ˈhyü-mən-lē, ˈyü-\

Definition of humanly for English Language Learners

  • : within the range of human ability


HUMANLY Defined for Kids

humanly

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adverb hu·man·ly \ˈhyü-mən-lē, ˈyü-\

Definition of humanly for Students

  1. :  within the range of human ability The task is not humanly possible.


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