readily

adverb
read·i·ly | \ ˈre-də-lē \

Definition of readily 

: in a ready manner: such as

a : without hesitating : willingly readily accepted advice

b : without much difficulty : easily for reasons that anyone could readily understand

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Examples of readily in a Sentence

simple instructions that anyone can readily understand He readily agreed to help us.

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That judicial haste was readily apparent when the AP attended three days of court sessions in Baghdad in late May. The court heard an average of a dozen cases a day, most involving accused IS members. Hamza Hendawi, Washington Post, "A neighbor’s word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials," 9 July 2018 That judicial haste was readily apparent when the AP attended three consecutive days of court sessions in Baghdad in late May. The court heard an average of a dozen cases a day, most involving accused IS members. Hamza Hendawi, Fox News, "A neighbor's word can bring death sentence in Iraq IS trials," 9 July 2018 From tap dancing to Danish folk songs Those twists will be readily apparent, starting with the season-opening Oct. 3 performance at downtown San Diego’s Balboa Theatre. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "La Jolla Music Society will celebrate stellar 50th anniversary season in its new $78.5 million arts center," 8 July 2018 Other changes, like the steep bleachers at the stadium in Yekaterinburg, which were added to accommodate extra fans, are readily apparent. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "How Russia Gave Itself a Facelift for the World Cup," 4 July 2018 That Depp, who went to high school in Miramar, doesn’t understand money is readily apparent in the magazine’s profile of the actor. Christie D'zurilla, chicagotribune.com, "Johnny Depp has blown through more money than you'll ever have," 23 June 2018 For reasons not readily apparent, grappling with his own cosmic insignificance makes a Weird Dad more invested in seemingly trivial matters, not less. Jen Gann, The Cut, "Watching My Husband Become a Weird Dad," 14 June 2018 There is no readily apparent evidence of tampering with the footage. Stephen English, star-telegram, "She accused a Texas state trooper of sexual assault. Then her lawyer apologized | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 But the headwaters’ jewel, Blue Cypress, is more distressed than is readily apparent. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Rare Florida jewel, Blue Cypress Lake, sickens with pollution," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of readily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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readily

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of readily

: quickly and easily

: in a way that shows you are willing to do something : without hesitation or complaint

readily

adverb
read·i·ly | \ ˈre-də-lē \

Kids Definition of readily

1 : quickly and easily The lid readily came off.

2 : without hesitation or complaint He readily agreed to help.

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