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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAIRLY

And there was the wench too—he had fairly forgotten her name.

It was trusted often, was in attendance on the Emperor, and was fairly well paid.

There is no height to which you may not fairly rise in this country.

And yet in the end Pop was able to muster a fairly good imitation of a frown.

He could not go until he saw Mark fairly started on the way of recovery.

Now that he was fairly away from home again, he had no idea what to do with himself.

But Mr. Thomson's contributions may fairly be said to have exhausted the "romance" of the road.

His blood was fairly aflame, however, and he needed no such challenge.

Burke was fairly gasping over this outrage against his authority.

No sooner were we fairly on our way to St. Chly than the weather changed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "handsomely," from fair (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "impartially" is from 1670s; "somewhat" is from 1805; meaning "totally" is earlier (1590s).

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