fair (adv.) Old form(s): faire
successfully, promisingly, favourably
1H4 V.v.43[King Henry to all] since this business so fair is done, / Let us not leave till all our own be won
TC I.iii.372[Ulysses to Nestor, of Achilles] we were better parch in Afric sun / Than in the pride and salt scorn of his eyes / Should he 'scape Hector fair
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