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fairly (2 recorded only from S.)
1. beautifully, handsomely Shr. I. ii. 149 “I'll have them very bound,” Troil. I. iii. 84, Rom. III. ii. 84; in beauty Sonn. v. 4; in a neat or elegant hand Shr. III. i. 71, R3 III. vi. 2.
2. courteously, respectfully Err. V. i. 233 “Then 1 bespoke the officer,” Per. V. i. 10 “greet them fairly.”
3. becomingly, properly, honourably Mer.V. I. i. 129 “to come off from the great debts,” Cor. IV. vii. 21 “he bears all things fairly.”
4. auspiciously, favourably 1H4 V. iii. 29, H5 V. ii. 10 “fairly met,” 18
5. completely, fully, quite Shr. I. i. 108, Rom. II. iv. 49 “You gave us the counterfeit fairly.”
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