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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EFFORTLESSLY

Effortlessly he stooped and lifted that limp body and carried it across to the stool.

Effortlessly he leaped over them toward the mouth of the cave on the left.

Their faces shone with the affection she had effortlessly awakened.

Penny handled the Icicle effortlessly and without much thought.

They floated noiselessly, effortlessly, on a beautiful sea of color.

When he forgot himself and was effortlessly hospitable, he was charming.

Very young—but austere, dignified, and strange, genuinely and effortlessly strange.

Stella sang it effortlessly, the last high, trilling notes pouring out as sweet and clear as the carol of a lark.

Effortlessly he tore it away and used the butt with just enough force to knock the pilot unconscious without smashing the skull.

Almost effortlessly, but again nothing about tending land was done entirely without deliberation or exertion.

WORD ORIGIN

1801, "passive," from effort + -less. Meaning "easy" is from 1831. Related: Effortlessly; effortlessness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EFFORTLESSLY

hands down

adverbwith no difficulty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.