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Definition of swimmingly

: very well : splendidly the event went swimmingly

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Examples of swimmingly in a Sentence

We expect everything to go swimmingly. the rehearsals were going swimmingly until half the cast came down with the flu
Recent Examples on the Web All indications are that Lyft’s IPO will go swimmingly. Washington Post, "Tech IPOs Aren’t the Milestones They Once Were," 19 Sep. 2019 The experiment didn't go swimmingly in the first half. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Texans deliver big plays, Colts can't in 20-17 loss that could decide division," 22 Nov. 2019 Installed apps such as phone, mail, photos, FaceTime and messages ran swimmingly. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "iPhone 11: The CNN Underscored user guide," 20 Sep. 2019 The Mahomes scramble Things were going so swimmingly for the Lions at the start of the year. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' 2019 season (so far) has been defined by these 5 plays," 7 Nov. 2019 Jane Fonda’s aspirations to get arrested in D.C. repeatedly are going swimmingly. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, "Sam Waterston goes Jane Fonda: Both arrested in D.C. climate change protests," 18 Oct. 2019 The Dolphins, whose 2019 tanking plans are going swimmingly, are coming off a brutal 59-10 home beatdown against the Baltimore Ravens while the defending champs come to town off a dominating 33-3 home dissection of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ken Pomponio, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "NFL Betting: 3 best underdog bets for Week 2," 11 Sep. 2019 The walkthrough was going swimmingly until the couple reached the basement. Boston.com Real Estate, "From creepy to cool: Buyers are finding unusual things hidden in their homes," 28 Aug. 2019 Luckily, the interlopers were confused by the whole situation, and everything turned out swimmingly. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Empty Nester Loons Adopt a Mallard Chick in Northern Wisconsin," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of swimmingly

1622, in the meaning defined above

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25 Dec 2019

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“Swimmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmingly. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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informal : very well

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