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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfairlyfair‧ly /ˈfeəli $ ˈferli/ ●●● S1 W2 adverb  1 QUITE/FAIRLY[+adj/adverb] more than a little, but much less than veryquite The house had a fairly large garden. She speaks English fairly well. The instructions seem fairly straightforward.2 FAIRin a way that is fair, honest, and reasonable I felt I hadn’t been treated fairly.3 British English old-fashionedFAST/QUICKLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT used to emphasize the degree, force etc of an action He fairly raced past us on his bike.
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fairlyThe house has a fairly big living room.He was going with some one at the time, but it was a fairly casual relationship from what I could tell.She was fairly certain that she had been there before.She reached one arm back and grabbed the rope while Amy fairly clawed at the head.The disease is still fairly common in many countries.And yet, if we are asked to multiply by five, we will usually go through a fairly laborious process.The house had a fairly large garage.But most religious thinkers accommodated themselves fairly rapidly to the basic concept of evolution.It was, as Tom had said it would be, a fairly small affair.Now we are fairly sure that change speeds up at some times, slows down at others.In contradistinction to concentrating ability, diluting ability is fairly well-preserved in renal failure.
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