1. In a fairmanner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly. "Even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's disease had never fairly been revealed to him." (Hawthorne)

2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade.

3. Honestly; properly. "Such means of comfort or even luxury, as lay fairly within their grasp." (Hawthorne)

4. Softly; quietly; gently.

(01 Mar 1998)

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