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Definitions for clearly
ˈklɪər liclear·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearlyadverb

    without doubt or question

    "they were clearly lost"; "history has clearly shown the folly of that policy"

  2. intelligibly, clearly, understandablyadverb

    in an intelligible manner

    "the foreigner spoke to us quite intelligibly"

  3. distinctly, clearlyadverb

    clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment

    "it's distinctly possible"; "I could clearly see myself in his situation"

  4. clearly, clearadverb

    in an easily perceptible manner

    "could be seen clearly under the microscope"; "She cried loud and clear"


  1. clearlyadverb

    In a clear manner.

    He enunciated every syllable clearly.

  2. clearlyadverb

    Without a doubt; obviously.

    Clearly, the judge erred in his opinion.

  3. clearlyadverb

    To a degree clearly discernible.

    He was clearly wrong on all points but one.

  4. Etymology: clerely, perhaps a calque of clerement

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clearlyadverb

    Etymology: from clear.

    Those mysteries of grace and salvation, which were but darkly disclosed unto them, have unto us more clearly shined. Richard Hooker, b. iii. sect. 11.

    Christianity first clearly proved this noble and important truth to the world. John Rogers.

    There is almost no man but sees clearlier and sharper the vices in a speaker than the virtues. Ben Jonson, Discov.

    He that doth not divide, will never enter into business; and he that divideth too much, will never come out of it clearly. Francis Bacon, Essays, 26.

    When you are examining these matters, do not take into consideration any sensual or worldly interest; but deal clearly and impartially with yourselves. John Tillotson.

    By a certain day they should clearly relinquish unto the king all their lands and possessions. John Davies, on Ireland.


  1. Clearly

    Clearly is an online retailer of contact lenses, eyeglasses and sunglasses. The company was acquired by EssilorLuxottica Canada, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are one of the largest online contact lens retailers in North America, and the largest seller of prescription eyeglasses online in the world. The latest acquisition is contactlens.qa

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clearlyadverb

    in a clear manner

Editors Contribution

  1. clearlyadverb

    In a clear manner.

    It is clearly a changing situation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #635

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #771

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clearly' in Adverbs Frequency: #77

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clearly in a Sentence

  1. Jagmeet Singh:

    This is an attack on our democracy. This is a group of folks who are very clearly connected to the extreme right wing, The organizers clearly have a goal in mind to undermine democracy. That’s something we can’t allow to continue.

  2. Demian Flowers:

    If you're Apple, you clearly want control over everything to do with your product, you want a contract manufacturer, not really a partner.

  3. Peter Roskam:

    She's clearly a Tier 1 candidate.

  4. Jay Farner:

    I’d say it’s an even market, a few years ago, it was clearly a seller’s market. We were doing verified approvals, people were getting a full underwrite within 24 hours to ensure they could present almost like a cash buyer to make an offer on that home. Now, they have a bit more time. They have more homes they can look at…. We’re not seeing 15 offers on one home.

  5. Kevin McConway:

    One thing this research clearly demonstrates is how difficult it is to tie down whether something like this is indeed a risk factor for cancer. Despite this being a good, competent, careful study involving over quarter of a million women, it still leaves room for doubt about the association, if there is one, between using powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer, there is still uncertainty about whether any such association exists. If it does exist, there is uncertainty about whether the powder itself is what causes any increase in cancer risk. And there's also uncertainty about what the size of the risk increase is, if it there is one.

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