• "'I got these easily from the cellar.'"
    "'I got these easily from the cellar.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv easily indicating high probability; in all likelihood "I might well do it","a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster","you may well need your umbrella","he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
    • adv easily without question "easily the best book she's written"
    • adv easily with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily') "she was easily excited","was easily confused","he won easily","this china breaks very easily","success came too easy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked
    • Easily Readily; without reluctance; willingly. "Not soon provoked, she easily forgives."
    • Easily Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without discord.
    • Easily With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.
    • Easily Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily .
    • Easily Without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal.
    • easily In an easy manner; with ease; without difficulty, pain, labor, anxiety, etc.; smoothly; quietly; tranquilly: as, a task easily performed; an event easily foreseen; to pass life easily; the carriage moves easily.
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  • Thomas Paine
    “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”
  • Tryon Edwards
    “To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The eye is easily frightened.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    “Those who easily forgive invite offenses.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Easy


In literature:

When the robin has once built its nest it is not easily driven away.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Spring binders can be easily slipped on and off the upper ends of the strips, so that one or two cells can be used at will.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The result is easily stated.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Her figure was almost as slim as her daughters', and she could easily have passed for their elder sister.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
It is easily possible for a girl to exert an excellent influence upon her friends by setting a proper example.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Any edible mushroom can easily be kept for winter use by canning.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
One would have very easily confounded it with the other brigs in the harbor.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Useful because they are easily made and will not slip under any strain.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Expert labor is most easily obtained and is of best quality where grapes abound.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Further, it may be remarked, in passing, that questions are more easily asked than answered.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But these easily become the prey of prostitution, which causes their disappearance.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The lining of the first three stomachs is more or less softened, and may easily be peeled off.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Those of the one bend too easily, while those of the other fracture too readily.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
But if she had the thing so much at heart he could easily please her by driving to Gnesen.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
An active man, unencumbered, might easily enough have landed himself on it from the boat.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
You think me unsteady: easily swayed by the whim of the moment, easily tempted, easily put aside.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The plan is easily adapted to family or village life.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
I find you looking your best, yet I can easily perceive you have been hard at work as usual.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Michael thought how easily he might have had to reproach himself over Lily Haden.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
His nature found excuses too easily, perhaps, for the unworthy ones.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood

In poetry:

Why should I envy Isabelle
When thus so easily,
Upon a tropic flower's perfume
I float across the sea?
"Isabelle And I" by Marietta Holley
I know that men laugh still to scorn
The grief that is my lot;
Such wounds, they say, are hardly borne,
But easily forgot.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
They were not easily moved,
They were icy-willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the English began to hate.
"The Beginnings" by Rudyard Kipling
If, in a family, but one
Is with the useful talent blest,
To read the scriptures — he alone
May easily the instruct the rest.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
To Ashby-de-la Zouch he came,
In quest of male or female game;
For, as both sexes were his prey,
He could not easily lose his way.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton
She is asleep, the darling! Easily
Is Sleep enticed to brood on childhood's heart.
Gone home unto thy Father for the night!
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Underage drinking has been around for as long as there has been a drinking age, and it's undeniable that it can easily put teenagers in a dangerous situation.
Hartland, WI, introduces cantilever stand mounts to allow fabricators to easily open their conveyors for fast belt changes.
The country has made fragile, too-easily-reversible advances since its descent into chaos nearly two years ago.
32 Shea is the kind of restaurant where you could easily spend hours — the temperature is perfect, the seating comfortable, and its small size means the occupation of a few tables or barstools creates an intimate scene almost immediately.
The talent comes easily when waiting outside the bathroom door.
Thin square dowels that are easily cut buy a knife.
The new giant crayfish should not have been easily overlooked, as it is huge – twice the size of other species, the team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Eastern Kentucky University said.
"I use water-based, nontoxic paints that easily wash off," he says.
Records show the Diocese of Las Cruces loaned its former contract attorney $385,000, but the money won't be easily recovered.
The Music to Know festival coming to the East End this August, featuring some of the bigger names in indie rock out there as well as less-easily-pigeonholed acts like the alternative country-folk singer and songwriter M.
Susan Spungen's lemon curd cheesecake moves easily from a formal dessert course to a brunch buffet.
Susan Spungen's lemon curd cheesecake moves easily from a formal dessert course to a buffet to a relaxed afternoon tea.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't suffer fools or what he perceives as foolish questions very easily.
He sketched out the plans before he started, but realized the mishmash of curves and angles couldn't easily be rendered on paper.
This handy, tiny set of silverware is the size of a credit card, meaning you can store it easily and have it on hand when hunger strikes GET IT: $12.

In science:

These can easily be tagged and used as reference to subtract the single-hit background.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The author’s example of Planck’s radiation law can be easily understood in the light of the recent results of Paz and Zurek which show that for quantum systems very weakly coupled to the environment, energy eigenstates are the pointer states.
Comment on "Hidden assumptions in decoherence theory"
From this we can easily calculate constant C .
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
This familiar view will allow the user to inspect and possibly update data easily.
A GRB Tool Shed
This discussion can be easily adapted to system (5).
Front motion for phase transitions in systems with memory
If it is not mentioned specifically otherwise we always assume below E = Rd with the understanding that all resuls can be easily generalized to (1.1).
Determinantal random point fields
The importance of partitions in Representation Theory can be most easily understood from the fact that the elements of Par(n) label the irreducible representations of the symmetric group Sn (see e.g., [Sa], [Fu]).
Determinantal random point fields
Proof easily follows from the above arguments.
Determinantal random point fields
The result is most easily get by the explicit geometrical approach.
Random triangle problem: geometrical approach
Our geometrical approach allows easily to calculate also the mean area of random triangle when host-figure is rectangle.
Random triangle problem: geometrical approach
This analysis, however, can be easily implemented on a computer and the results for the chains having period 12 presented below were obtained in such a manner.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
For the case in which q = 2 we use the easily-proven fact that the reduction of f modulo 2 is equal to xn times the reduction of g modulo 2.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
The transfer-matrix methods can be easily extended for the case of nonvanishing g .
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
After this, the integral is easily calculated.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The transverse force that is the transfered momentum in the direction perpendicular to the velocity, can be easily found in the paraxial theory.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field