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 for fairly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fairly \Fair"ly\, adv.
     1. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully;
        distinctly; frankly.
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              Even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's disease had
              never fairly been revealed to him.    --Hawthorne.
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     2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly
        situated for foreign trade.
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     3. Honestly; properly.
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              Such means of comfort or even luxury, as lay fairly
              within their grasp.                   --Hawthorne.
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     4. Softly; quietly; gently. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fairly
      adv 1: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty
             big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are
             priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
             [syn: reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly,
             somewhat, fairly, middling, passably] [ant:
             immoderately, unreasonably]
      2: without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner;
         "deal fairly with one another" [syn: fairly, fair,
         evenhandedly]
      3: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or
         cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: fairly, fair,
         clean] [ant: below the belt, unfairly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "fairly":
     a bit, a little, absolutely, acceptably, actually, adequately,
     after a fashion, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least,
     at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst,
     comparatively, completely, decently, decipherably, deservedly,
     detectably, disinterestedly, dispassionately, duly, equally,
     equitably, evenly, extremely, fair, fair to middling, fairishly,
     fairly well, honestly, impartially, impersonally, in a manner,
     in a measure, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely,
     indifferently, justifiably, justifiedly, justly, kind of,
     leastwise, legibly, mediocrely, meetly, merely, middling well,
     middlingly, mildly, moderately, modestly, more or less,
     not comprehensively, not exhaustively, objectively, only, part,
     partially, partly, passably, positively, presentably, pretty,
     pretty well, pro tanto, properly, purely, quite, rather, readably,
     really, relatively, respectably, rightfully, rightly,
     satisfactorily, scarcely, simply, slightly, so far, so-so, some,
     something, somewhat, sort of, sufficiently, thus far, to a degree,
     to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, totally,
     unexceptionably, upon even terms, utterly, veritably, very,
     virtually, visibly, warrantably, warrantedly, well enough,
     without distinction
  
  

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