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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fair·ly /ˈfærli, ˈfɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fair·ly, adv.
 1. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
    Even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's disease had never fairly been revealed to him.   --Hawthorne.
 2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.
 3. Honestly; properly.
    Such means of comfort or even luxury, as lay fairly within their grasp.   --Hawthorne.
 4. Softly; quietly; gently. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are
             priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with
             computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason"
             [syn: reasonably, moderately, within reason, somewhat,
              middling, passably] [ant: unreasonably, unreasonably]
      2: in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"
         [syn: fair, without favoring one party, without
         favouring one party, evenhandedly]
      3: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or
         cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: fair, clean]
         [ant: unfairly]