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Happily, 1) fortunately: “this gentleman is h. arrived,” Shr. I, 2, 113; cf. V, 1, 130; H8 V, 1, 85; V, 2, 9. “you are h. met,” Shr. IV, 4, 19; cf. IV, 5, 59; Rom. IV, 1, 18. “I wish it h. effected,” All's IV, 5, 84. John V, 7, 95. John V, 7, 95 “a Roman now adopted h.” Tit. I, 463. Dissyll.: “h. to wive and thrive,” Shr. I, 2, 56. H4A I, 3, 297. Rom. III, 5, 115.
2) in a state of felicity, with a contented mind: “how h. he lives,” Gent. I, 3, 57. “if wealthily, then h.” Shr. I, 2, 76. “he stepped before me h. for my example,” H8 IV, 2, 10. “the king hath h. received the news of thy success,” Mcb. I, 3, 89. “h., amen!” Ant. II, 2, 155.
3) favourably, in a goodly manner: “parts that become thee h. enough,” Merch. II, 2, 191. “which elder years may h. bring forth,” R2 V, 3, 22.
4) perhaps: “h. you something know,” Meas. IV, 2, 98. “h. we might be interrupted,” Shr. IV, 4, 54. “the soul of your grandam might h. inhabit a bird,” Tw. IV, 2, 57. Wint. V, 2, 22. H6B III, 1, 306. Tit. IV, 3, 8 (Ff haply). Hml. I, 1, 134. II, 2, 402. Oth. II, 1, 280 (Qq haply). III, 3, 238. Cymb. IV, 1, 21. Changed to haply by most M. Edd, when dissyll.: All's I, 3, 241. H5 V, 2, 93. Cymb. III, 4, 150. O. Edd. differing in this case: R3 IV, 4, 273 (Ff haply). Lr. I, 1, 102 (Qq haply).
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