easily

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easy +‎ -ly

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easily (comparative easilier or more easily, superlative easiliest or most easily)

  1. Comfortably, without discomfort or anxiety.
  2. Without difficulty.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
  3. (colloquial, not comparable) Absolutely, without question.
    This is easily the best meal I have eaten.

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