from The Century Dictionary.
- In an able manner; with ability.
- The termination of adverbs from adjectives in -able.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In an able manner; with great ability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb with competence; in a competent capable manner
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'You will, therefore, want a competent man -- who has the papers at his fingers' ends, and knows how to deal ably -- _ably_, Sir, with a fellow of
'Services' made a certain sense because the term ably conveyed a difference from then-reigning object technology.
He was an eminent lawyer, and for a term ably discharged the duties of Attorney-General of the United States.
Rookie from UCLA has stepped in ably for injury-plagued
But Briggs did his part, again ably filling the demanding weakside linebacker role in Chicago's Tampa 2 defense.
Evans and Wilson have filled in ably for Williams so far, combining for 817 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
(AP) - Jacquizz Rodgers set a Pac-10 rushing record for freshmen and Sean Canfield filled in ably at quarterback to help Oregon State beat UCLA 34-6 on Saturday.
Though reserves George Stripling (nine carries, 90 yards, two touchdowns) and Kolby Smith (12 carries, 66 yards) filled in ably for Bush, much of Louisville's hopes for its first Big East title were on Bush's broad shoulders.
With Williams out for four games, junior Darren Evans and sophomore David Wilson filled in ably.
The endless attacks on the Clintons, so "ably" supported by you simpletons, will scar this party for a generation.