per·​fect·​ly | \ ˈpər-fik(t)-lē How to pronounce perfectly (audio) \

Definition of perfectly

1 : in a perfect manner
2 : to a complete or adequate extent : quite was perfectly happy until now

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Examples of perfectly in a Sentence

The steak was perfectly cooked. you did that handspring perfectly on your first try
Recent Examples on the Web Williams could not fit more perfectly into that profile. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' NBA mock draft roundup: One week out, here's the popular pick," 12 Nov. 2020 The red trike just seems to fit that scene perfectly. cleveland, "Olmsted offers an array of mailbox art: Olmsted Dates and Data," 9 Nov. 2020 The baseline-to-baseline gold of the 2019-20 team was how perfectly the puzzle pieces fit as Flynn, Wetzell and Feagin filled complementary roles. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: ‘Unfinished business’ motivates rather than detours Aztecs basketball," 4 Nov. 2020 The bride and her grandmother happened to be the same height and have the same size waist, so the dress fit perfectly. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Eunice Kennedy Shriver Wore Her Grandmother’s Dior Wedding Dress to Get Married in Miami," 2 Nov. 2020 From Loewe's perspective, Rosholt fit in perfectly with the team. Koki Riley, The Arizona Republic, "Cactus Shadows girls golf team ready for another title run," 30 Oct. 2020 The scene in the northern Minnesota mining town of Virginia fit perfectly into the Trump campaign’s story line. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, "Shifting Iron Range politics may not be enough for Trump in Minnesota," 17 Oct. 2020 All of these groundbreaking changes fit perfectly into the business scenario. Bob Weinstein, Houston Chronicle, "Computer science degree unlocks host of technical careers," 16 Oct. 2020 While there are certain brands that cater to men who are on the shorter side, ensuring your jeans fit perfectly is sometimes best left to a professional tailor. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "How to shop for your perfect pair of jeans online," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of perfectly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of perfectly was in the 14th century

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22 Nov 2020

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“Perfectly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of perfectly

: in every way
: without errors, mistakes, or flaws : in a perfect way

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