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tolerably

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EtymologyEdit

tolerable +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

tolerably (comparative more tolerably, superlative most tolerably)

  1. In a tolerable manner; to an extent that can be tolerated.
    I don't like the music, but it's tolerably quiet.
  2. (dated) Reasonably; acceptably; somewhat.
    • 1819, The Ladies' Literary Cabinet
      With a small knife or larding pin, cut holes in the beef, to receive the bacon thus prepared; place the lardings tolerably thick and even; rub the beef over with the remainder of the seasoning []

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