per·fect·ly | \ˈpər-fik(t)-lē \

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

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This all sounds like a perfectly serviceable narrative setup. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a stunning disappointment," 22 June 2018 All in all, should the game's scope and RPG aspirations land anywhere near its lofty aims, Ubisoft might have a perfectly serviceable sequel here by default, if not a genre-changing stunner. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey world premiere hands-on: Ubisoft is going full Witcher," 11 June 2018 Titled Football Reimagined, the line is made up of a tight team of pieces that would be perfectly serviceable as sportswear yet seem too sweet to sweat in. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones Reveal Soccer Collaborations With Nike, Just in Time for the World Cup," 1 June 2018 The Cuban Espresso Martini perfectly captures Dublin’s cross-pollination of old and new: Havana 7 rum, PX sherry, cold brew coffee and, of course, a splash of Guinness. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Perfect Weekend Away in Dublin," 11 July 2018 Director Rob Winn Anderson perfectly captures the dippy tone of Douglas Carter Beane’s script. Matthew J. Palm,, "'Xanadu' glitters with goofiness at the Garden," 7 July 2018 For them, this is a perfectly normal way of living. Arielle Greenberg, The Cut, "My Boyfriend, My Husband, and Me," 14 June 2018 Eldridge, a native Louisianan, perfectly captures the voodoo, gris-gris pouches, and even Mardi Gras floats in Evangeline of the Bayou, her exciting, fun, and glorious debut novel. The Christian Science Monitor, "4 delightful new books for middle-grade readers," 7 June 2018 The children in these families are born with eyes that seem perfectly normal. Carl Zimmer, STAT, "Shot through with microbes: How our bodies adapt to a hidden world of bacteria," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of perfectly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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let's get one thing perfectly clear

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

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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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