fairly (adv.) Old form(s): fairely
neatly, elegantly, handsomely, beautifully
R3 III.vi.2[Scrivener alone] Here is the indictment ... / Which in a set hand fairly is engrossed
Sonn.5.4[will] ... that unfair which fairly doth excel
TC III.iii.33[Agamemnon to Diomedes] Furnish you fairly for this interchange
TS I.ii.143[Gremio to Lucentio as Cambio, of books] I'll have them very fairly bound
TS III.ii.60[Biondello to Tranio as Lucentio, of initials on the saddle-strap of Petruchio's horse] fairly set down in studs
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