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He has been excellently received, and is "perpetualy imploy'd."

"These will do excellently for lighting our morning camp fire," he said.

The opera did very poor business, and we did not do excellently either.

"Oh, that will do excellently," said Lady Cecily, all smiles again.

On the bridegroom's part it was excellently acted; yet it came too late to be convincing.

She frowned upon him now, so excellently had he done his work.

"Why, this exile suits me excellently well," returned Francesco.

An excellent day's work, thought he, most excellently accomplished.

It certainly tasted most excellently, and even the smell of it affected my head.

"You have done excellently, my dear friend—most excellently," declared the monk.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French excellent "outstanding, excellent," from Latin excellentem (nominative excellens), present participle of excellere (see excel).

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