pleasantly

All Adverb
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  • She thought of him none the more pleasantly because she met him at every turn. Cited from The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, by Various
  • So the first few weeks passed far more pleasantly and rapidly than she had thought possible. Cited from Christie Redfern's Troubles, by Margaret Robertson
  • So he spoke pleasantly and kept company only with his own thoughts. Cited from Operation: Outer Space, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • But this was all done in such a way that the evening passed away pleasantly. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • Thus the evening passed pleasantly away, till it was nearly ten o'clock. Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I took a deep breath and the air went in pleasantly and come out again. Cited from Highways in Hiding, by George Oliver Smith
  • It began pleasantly enough, but before it ended we were both very angry. Cited from Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer, by Jessie Graham Flower
  • If you're actually good at what you do, others are pleasantly surprised.
  • For some time, it appeared, he had been content to be pleasantly in love. Cited from The Right Stuff, by Ian Hay
  • Two days thus passed pleasantly away, during which we made but little progress in our voyage. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • At last he took his departure, looking far more pleasantly at us than he had done when he entered. Cited from The Golden Grasshopper, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He had had me there to dinner several times, and the evening had always passed off pleasantly. Cited from Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories, by Florence Finch Kelly
  • My sister is very well and cheerful and we have kept house very pleasantly together. Cited from Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes, V. 1, by Edward FitzGerald
  • "What do you think of it?" his sister asked pleasantly, when she had finished reading. Cited from Then I'll Come Back to You, by Larry Evans
  • He is to remain on his estate -- a small one, not over-pleasantly situated. Cited from The Argonauts, by Eliza Orzeszko (AKA Orzeszkowa)
  • His face was very dark, too, but he smiled pleasantly at the children. Cited from Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's, by Laura Lee Hope
  • You must come and see me soon, and we will talk more pleasantly than I can do to-day. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • She said this pleasantly, meaning it to be taken for truth, and then turned away to her brother. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • A whole winter went by, pleasantly spent doing the usual things. Cited from If You're Going to Live in the Country, by Ormsbee and Huntley
  • No one would ever look pleasantly at her again, if even her mother frowned and turned away. Cited from White Lilac; or the Queen of the May, by Amy Walton
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Meaning of pleasantly

  • adverb In a cheerful manner
    `I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly
  • adverb In an enjoyable manner
    we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon