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Webster 1913 Edition


Perfectly

Per′fect-ly

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adv.
In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; thoroughly; faultlessly.
Perfectly divine.”
Milton.
As many as touched were made
perfectly
whole.
Matt. xiv. 36.

Webster 1828 Edition


Perfectly

PER'FECTLY

,
adv.
In the highest degree of excellence.
1.
Totally; completely; as work perfectly executed or performed; a thing perfectly new.
2.
Exactly; accurately; as a proposition perfectly understood.

Definition 2022


perfectly

perfectly

English

Adverb

perfectly (comparative more perfectly, superlative most perfectly)

  1. With perfection.
    They completed the first series perfectly.
  2. Wholly, completely, totally.
    Their performance was perfectly fine.
    Skydiving is jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
    • 1899, Knut Hamsun, Hunger, translated by George Egerton, Part III, page 168
      I was perfectly stunned. I sat and moistened my lips a little, but otherwise made no effort to do anything: []
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport:
      James Milner's angled free-kick was headed on to the post by the tireless Bent and Lampard the opportunist was perfectly placed to stoop and head in from virtually on the goal-line.

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