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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmerrilymer‧ri‧ly /ˈmerəli/ adverb  1 written in a happy way, or in a way that makes you feel happy Sylvia laughed merrily.2 literary quickly and in a pleasant way The fire soon began to burn merrily. The clock ticked merrily in the corner.3 not thinking about possible problems that might happen as a result of what you are doing – used to show disapproval syn blithely Meanwhile, the company is merrily pushing ahead with its plans.
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merrilyPolice Headquarters was merrily ablaze, as were numerous other buildings in the vicinity.Male speaker I was painting away merrily in Cirencester and realised I really needed a sound academic education.A fire burned merrily in the hearth.She could feel him trembling with fever and cold, although he was close to the fire which burned merrily now.It all goes merrily or unhappily along whether you stick around to watch or not.They crossed merrily over the bridge into Marin, to which Anastasia and her friends had recently moved.Her suppressing it won't touch the problem, and neither will your merrily pretending the anger isn't there.And now, merrily the crew heads for home with a fortune aboard.
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