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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freelyadverb

    in a free manner

    "the painting featured freely brushed strokes"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Freelyadverb

    Etymology: from free.

    If my son were my husband, I would freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he won honour, than in the embracements of his bed, where he would shew most love. William Shakespeare, Coriolan.

    I pledge your grace; and if you knew what pains
    I have bestow’d to breed this present peace,
    You would drink freely. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Let such teach others who themselves excel,
    And censure freely who have written well. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Crit.

    To follow rather the Goths in rhyming than the Greeks in true versifying, were even to eat acorns with swine, when we may freely eat wheat-bread among men. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    The path to peace is virtue: what I show,
    Thyself may freely on thyself bestow:
    Fortune was never worshipp’d by the wise;
    But, set aloft by fools, usurps the skies. John Dryden, Juv. Sat.

    Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. John Milton.

    He leaves us to chuse with the liberty of reasonable beings: they who comply with his grace, comply with it freely; and they who reject it, do also freely reject it. John Rogers, Sermons.

    By nature all things have an equally common use: nature freely and indifferently opens the bosom of the universe to all mankind. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freelyadverb

    in a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'freely' in Adverbs Frequency: #336

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of freely in a Sentence

  1. Ground Zero:

    During lockdown, the poor and pedestrians are being beaten on the street, four wheeler owners are being worshiped on violating or letting them go away , VIPs are being allowed to move freely without face mask everywhere. Commoners are feeling humiliated and cheated

  2. Dionna Richardson:

    They allow the customers to freely walk around the store without masks.

  3. European Council:

    The people of Belarus have the right to decide on their future and freely elect their leader, violence against protesters is unacceptable and can not be allowed.

  4. Ilona Turner:

    We are thrilled that Michelle's parole hearing was successful and that she might soon be able to live her life freely as a woman.

  5. Attorney Casey Yontz:

    It feels like there is this battle that Christianity is facing right now, it feels like we’re on the ropes, and seeing this email confirms that – the fact that it was written so freely. This type of discrimination – it’s becoming the norm.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. embark
    • B. blur
    • C. obligate
    • D. carry

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