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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honestly  \Hon"est*ly\,  adv 
  1.  Honorably;  becomingly;  decently.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  In  an  honest  manner;  as  a  contract  honestly  made  to  live 
  honestly;  to  speak  honestly.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  come  honestly  by}. 
  a  To  get  honestly. 
  b  A  circumlocution  for  to  inherit;  as  to  come  honestly 
  by  a  feature,  a  mental  trait,  a  peculiarity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honestly 
  adv  1:  (used  as  intensives  reflecting  the  speaker's  attitude)  it  is 
  sincerely  the  case  that  "honestly,  I  don't  believe 
  it";  "candidly,  I  think  she  doesn't  have  a 
  conscience";  "frankly,  my  dear,  I  don't  give  a  damn" 
  [syn:  {candidly},  {frankly}] 
  2:  in  an  honest  manner;  "in  he  can't  get  it  honestly,  he  is 
  willing  to  steal  it";  "was  known  for  dealing  aboveboard  in 
  everything"  [syn:  {aboveboard}]  [ant:  {dishonestly}] 




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