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She had been willing to be lightly, facilely happy over it like other people.

Changeability is attributed to the feminine, but Maya was not able to shift her mood as facilely as her fiance.

Her father hadn't been the happy, satisfied, facilely successful person he was supposed to be.

Milly's indifference argued in her a difference from most women, facilely contented as they usually seemed.

And, like all popular ideas, it is unthinkingly accepted and facilely claimed.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French facile "easy," from Latin facilis "easy to do" and, of persons, "pliant, courteous," from facere "to do" (see factitious).

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