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

  Timely \Time"ly\ (t[imac]m"l[=e]), a. [Compar. Timelier
     (t[imac]m"l[=e]*[~e]r); superl. Timeliest.]
     1. Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early;
        seasonable. "The timely dew of sleep." --Milton.
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     2. Keeping time or measure. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timely \Time"ly\, adv.
     Early; soon; in good season.
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           Timely advised, the coming evil shun.    --Prior.
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           Thanks to you,
           That called me timelier than my purpose hither,
           For I have gained by it.                 --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos" [syn:
             seasonably, timely, well-timed, apropos]
      adj 1: before a time limit expires; "the timely filing of his
             income tax return"
      2: done or happening at the appropriate or proper time; "a
         timely warning"; "with timely treatment the patient has a
         good chance of recovery"; "a seasonable time for discussion";
         "the book's publication was well timed" [syn: timely,
         seasonable, well-timed(a), well timed(p)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "timely":
     advantageous, advisable, appropriate, auspicious, becoming,
     befitting, betimes, congruous, convenient, decent, desirable,
     expedient, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fit, fitten, fitting,
     fortunate, fructuous, good, happy, likely, lucky, meet, opportune,
     politic, profitable, promising, prompt, proper, propitious,
     prosperous, providential, punctual, recommendable, right, ripe,
     seasonable, seasonably, seemly, soon, sortable, suitable,
     to be desired, useful, well-timed, wise, worthwhile

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