Hypertext Webster Gateway: "easily"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Easily \Eas"i*ly\, adv. [From {Easy}.]
1. With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this
task may be easily performed; that event might have been
easily foreseen.

2. Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life
well and easily. --Sir W. Temple.

3. Readily; without reluctance; willingly.

Not soon provoked, she easily forgives. --Prior.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: with ease; "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused";
"he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily";
(`easy' is used informally for `easily' as in "success
came too easy") [syn: {easy}]
2: without question; "easily the best book she's written"
3: indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might
well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in
disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could
equally well be trying to deceive us" [syn: {well}]

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