ably

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See also: -ably

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English able + -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bli/, /ˈeɪ.bə.li/

Adverb[edit]

ably (comparative more ably, superlative most ably)

  1. In an able manner; with great ability. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    ably done, planned, said

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “ably” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.

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