squarely

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adverb square·ly \ˈskwer-lē\

Definition of squarely

  1. 1 :  in a straightforward or honest manner we must squarely face the issue

  2. 2a :  exactly, precisely squarely in the middleb :  so as to make solid contact hit the ball squarely feet squarely planted

  3. 3 :  in a square form or manner :  so as to be square a squarely cut dress

  4. 4 :  in a plain or unequivocal manner the responsibility lies squarely with us align ourselves squarely with our allies

Examples of squarely in a Sentence

  1. We must face these problems squarely.

  2. It's time to deal squarely with the facts.

  3. literature that is squarely in the American tradition

  4. Their marketing campaign is aimed squarely at adolescents.

  5. The dart hit the board squarely in the middle.

  6. Look me squarely in the eye and tell me you're not lying.

  7. He hit the ball squarely.

  8. Her feet were squarely planted.

First Known Use of squarely

1564


SQUARELY Defined for English Language Learners

squarely

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adverb

Definition of squarely for English Language Learners

  • : in a direct and honest way

  • : in the exact location or position that is mentioned ,

  • : in a way that makes direct contact



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