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splendid +‎ -ly


splendidly (comparative more splendidly, superlative most splendidly)

  1. In a splendid manner.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698, page 51:
      “Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.
    • 2020 November 18, “Stop & Examine”, in Rail, page 71:
      "Despite restrictions I did manage to talk a couple of colleagues into doing a sponsored walk [...]. Due to COVID-19 we had to organise this ourselves, but it went off splendidly and the three of us walked 12 miles along the Basing Canal on the River Wey and Thames. [...]."