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Princeton's WordNet

  1. successfullyadverb

    with success; in a successful manner

    "she performed the surgery successfully"


  1. successfullyadverb

    In a successful manner; with success; without failing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Successfullyadverb

    Prosperously; luckily; fortunately.

    Etymology: from successful.

    He is too young, yet he looks successfully. William Shakespeare.

    They would want a competent instrument to collect and convey their rays successfully, or so as to imprint the species with any vigour on a dull prejudicate faculty. Henry Hammond.

    The rule of imitating God can never be successfully proposed but upon Christian principles; such as that this world is a place not of rest, but of discipline. Francis Atterbury.

    A reformation successfully carried on in this great town, would in time spread itself over the whole kingdom. Jonathan Swift.

    Bleeding, when the expectoration goes on successfully, suppresseth it. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.


  1. successfully

    Successfully is defined as accomplishing an aim, purpose or desired result in an effective or superior manner. It often implies the completion of a task or goal with favorable outcomes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'successfully' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2955

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'successfully' in Adverbs Frequency: #228

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of successfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of successfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of successfully in a Sentence

  1. Arlene Raven:

    The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we can see ourselves successfully acknowledged by that world.

  2. Beto O'Rourke:

    Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully, my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign ; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee ; and it is in the best interests of the country.

  3. Thomas Steinemann:

    There are millions and millions of people that use eye drops safely and successfully in the United States for a variety of reasons, i want to emphasize that for the average eye drop user, there’s probably very little concern and they shouldn’t stop using their eye medicines or even their over-the-counter preparations.

  4. Ouyang Ziyuan:

    Since Chang'e-3 successfully completed its mission, we have had more time to explore a more comprehensive mission for Chang'e-4, that's why it's possible for Chang'e-5 to launch to the moon before Chang'e-4.

  5. Donald Trump:

    As bullets flew all around him Lt. Conner directed artillery fire, each time successfully decimating the enemy.

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