happily (adv.) Old form(s): happely, happilie
perhaps, by chance, maybe
2H6 III.i.306[Queen to York, of Somerset losing France] Thy fortune, York ... / Might happily have proved far worse than his
Ham I.i.135[Horatio to Ghost] thy country's fate, / Which happily foreknowing may avoid [or: sense 2]
Ham II.ii.383[Rosencrantz to Hamlet, of Polonius' 'swaddling clouts'] Happily he is the second time come to them
MM IV.ii.92.2[Provost to disguised Duke] Happily / You something know
Oth III.iii.236.1[Iago to Othello, of Desdemona] Her will ... / May fall to match you with her country forms, / And happily repent
Per I.iv.92[Pericles to Cleon] these our ships you happily may think / Are like the Trojan horse
TNK I.iii.73[Emilia to Hippolyta, of her friend] Though happily her careless wear [Q happely]
TS IV.iv.54[Baptista to Tranio as Lucentio] old Gremio is hearkening still, / And happily we might be interrupted

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