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fairly  

1       adv   Fairly means to quite a large degree. For example, if you say that something is fairly old, you mean that it is old but not very old.  
ADV adj/adv   (=quite)  
Both ships are fairly new..., We did fairly well but only fairly well.     
2       adv   You use fairly instead of `very' to add emphasis to an adjective or adverb without making it sound too forceful.  
ADV adj/adv     (vagueness)    (=pretty)  
Were you always fairly bright at school?..., I'll have no income and no home and will need a job fairly badly.     
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fairly, fairy, fair, fair play

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
adj.
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
n.
well-known, and highly respected
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
n.
a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, well-being
E.g: Nothing compares to the warm fuzzies you get when seeing again your old friends.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective

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