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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fairly  \Fair"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  fair  manner;  clearly;  openly;  plainly;  fully; 
  distinctly;  frankly. 
 
  Even  the  nature  of  Mr  Dimmesdale's  disease  had 
  never  fairly  been  revealed  to  him  --Hawthorne. 
 
  2.  Favorably;  auspiciously;  commodiously;  as  a  town  fairly 
  situated  for  foreign  traade. 
 
  3.  Honestly;  properly. 
 
  Such  means  of  comfort  or  even  luxury,  as  lay  fairly 
  within  their  grasp.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  4.  Softly;  quietly;  gently.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fairly 
  adv  1:  to  a  moderately  sufficient  extent  or  degree;  "the  shoes  are 
  priced  reasonably";  "he  is  fairly  clever  with 
  computers";  "they  lived  comfortably  within  reason" 
  [syn:  {reasonably},  {moderately},  {within  reason},  {somewhat}, 
  {middling},  {passably}]  [ant:  {unreasonably},  {unreasonably}] 
  2:  in  a  fair  evenhanded  manner;  "deal  fairly  with  one  another" 
  [syn:  {fair},  {without  favoring  one  party},  {evenhandedly}] 
  3:  in  conformity  with  the  rules  or  laws  and  without  fraud  or 
  cheating;  "they  played  fairly"  [syn:  {fair},  {clean}] 
  [ant:  {unfairly}] 




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