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Happily


HAP'PILY, adverb [See Happy.] By good fortune; fortunately; luckily; with success.

Preferr'd by conquest, happily o'erthrown.

1. In a happy state; in a state of felicity.

He lived happily with his consort.

2. With address or dexterity; gracefully; in a manner to ensure success.

Formed by thy converse, happily to steer

From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

3. By chance. [See Haply.]