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

 hon·est·ly /ˈɑnəstli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hon·est·ly adv.
 1. Honorably; becomingly; decently. [Obs.]
 2. In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.
 To come honestly by. (a) To get honestly. (b) A circumlocution for to inherit; as, to come honestly by a feature, a mental trait, a peculiarity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is
             sincerely the case that; "honestly, I don't believe
             it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a
             conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
             [syn: candidly, frankly]
      2: in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is
         willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in
         everything" [syn: aboveboard] [ant: dishonestly]