(hp"p*l), adv. [From Happy.] 1. By chance; peradventure; haply. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
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2. By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.
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Preferred by conquest, happily o'erthrown.
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3. In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.
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4. With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to insure success; with success.
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Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

Syn. -- Fortunately; luckily; successfully; prosperously; contentedly; dexterously; felicitously.
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