Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner that demonstrates excellence; very well.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an excellent manner; well in a high degree.
  • adv. In a high or superior degree; -- in this literal use, not implying worthiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an excellent manner; in an eminent degree; in a manner to please or command esteem, or to be useful.
  • Exceedingly; superlatively; surpassingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. extremely well

Etymologies

excellent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The music adds to the general mood and feel of the title excellently well and ties the whole package together.

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  • "Herein," said Bacon, "I note the wisdom of the law of England, which termeth the highest contempt and excesses of authority _Misprisions_; which (if you take the sound and derivation of the word) is but _mistaken_; but if you take the use and acception of the word, it is high and heinous contempt and usurpation of authority; whereof the reason I take to be and the name excellently imposed, for that main mistaking, it is ever joined with contempt; for he that reveres will not easily mistake; but he that slights, and thinks more of the greatness of his place than of the duty of his place, will soon commit misprisions."

    Bacon

  • One special virtue in our patrons of these days I have promised myself you shall fit excellently, which is to give nothing. '

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • One special virtue in our patrons of these days I have promised myself you shall fit excellently, which is, to give nothing; yes, thy love I will challenge as my peculiar object, both in this, and,

    The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • Unless you answer "excellently", take the Tikka and crush them.

    Going to WY for antelope this fall- and as much as I'd like to use that as an excuse for a new rifle, resources are scarce.

  • McDonnell rebuffed Brown's criticisms excellently which is why GB had to resort to cheap digs about moving back 20 years!

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  • The earth is certainly in certain relationship worse than Katandara. "" excellently ", Falkayn said." perhaps you even reached, what you wanted to reach.

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  • According to the poll, conducted just two weeks ago, 60% of Hondurans still oppose Zelaya's ouster, and just 38% support it. 19% say Zelaya had performed "excellently" in office while 48% say his performance was "good" (a total of 67%).

    CounterPunch

  • The Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, smiled in the video, and read a statement in Hebrew saying he was being treated "excellently" by his captors.

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  • They don't do "excellently" but they also get up for an early morning seminary class every morning at 6: 30, and they go to that early morning seminary class at Church from 6: 30 to 7: 15 and then they — my son drives a carpool of kids to the high school for zero period class [a class meeting before the regular school day to accommodate overcrowding], so they start their day about 5: 30 in the morning.

    Oral History Interview with Louise Cole, March 16, 1995. Interview G-0157. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

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