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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.     
3   
    fair  
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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
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.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
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