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From Middle English savely; equivalent to safe +‎ -ly.


  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪfli/
  • Hyphenation: safe‧ly


safely (comparative safelier or more safely, superlative safeliest or most safely)

  1. In a safe manner; without risk; using caution above all else.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get []
  2. In a secure manner; without the possibility of injury or harm resulting.
    • It had been agreed that they should all meet in the big barn as soon as Mr. Jones was safely out of the way.



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