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handed +‎ -ly


handedly (comparative more handedly, superlative most handedly)

  1. (nonstandard) Easily; with ease.
    • 2004, Michael Hilburn, Travel Diary, Bolivia, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1412019095, illustrated, page 75:
      The squirt was hitting 25-foot jumpers handedly, although she wasn't one for that whole dribbling thing.
    • 2005, Sunil Ahuja and Robert E. Dewhirst, The Road to Congress 2004,Nova Publishers, ISBN 1594543607, page 49:
      In the end, there was nothing that Frost could do to defeat Sessions, who won handedly by 56 to 44 percent.
    • 2006, D. Blue and S.K. Black, The Velvet Machine, A Plush Collection of Unshaven Essays, iUniverse, ISBN 0595393691, page 185:
      SK won handedly, placing 5th in the nation on this night.


Usage notes[edit]

  • Handily is the preferred term for all uses.