swimmingly


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swim·ming·ly

 (swĭm′ĭng-lē)
adv.
With great ease and success: Things are going swimmingly.

swimmingly

(ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ)
adv
successfully, effortlessly, or well (esp in the phrase go swimmingly)

swim•ming•ly

(ˈswɪm ɪŋ li)

adv.
without difficulty; with great success.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.swimmingly - with no problems or difficulties; "put the plans into effect quickly and smoothly"; "despite of some mishaps, everything went swimmingly"

swimmingly

adverb successfully, very well, smoothly, effortlessly, as planned, like a dream, without a hitch, cosily, like clockwork, with no trouble The work has been going swimmingly.
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swimmingly

[ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ] ADV to go swimminglyir a las mil maravillas

swimmingly

adv (inf)glänzend; to go swimmingly (inf: = like clockwork) → wie geschmiert gehen or laufen (inf); they got along swimminglysie verstanden sich glänzend

swimmingly

[ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ] adv (smoothly) everything went swimminglytutto è andato liscio come l'olio
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Thanks to this inspiration, he got on swimmingly for a time, but gradually the work lost its charm, and he forgot to compose, while he sat musing, pen in hand, or roamed about the gay city to get some new ideas and refresh his mind, which seemed to be in a somewhat unsettled state that winter.
She had a turn for narrative, I for analysis; she liked to inform, I to question; so we got on swimmingly together, deriving much entertainment, if not much improvement, from our mutual intercourse.
Jack Maldon having lately proffered his occasional services as an amanuensis, and not being accustomed to that occupation; but we should soon put right what was amiss, and go on swimmingly.
Well," he thought, "things DO go on swimmingly at last.
Rarely, however, did any cold-water caitiff of the kind darken the doors of old Baranoff; the coasting captains knew too well his humor and their own interests; they joined in his revels, they drank, and sang, and whooped, and hiccuped, until they all got "half seas over," and then affairs went on swimmingly.
But Tom Platt waved his arms and got along swimmingly.
I did only a retail business myself, but my old habits of system carried me swimmingly along.
He went at the lesson with a will, and soon floundered out of his difficulties, for Polly gave him a lift here and there, and they went on swimmingly, till they came to some rules to be learned.
The questions and answers went swimmingly, and ended in nothing worth mentioning.
The friends of Horatio Fizkin, Esquire, having had their innings, a little choleric, pink-faced man stood forward to propose another fit and proper person to represent the electors of Eatanswill in Parliament; and very swimmingly the pink-faced gentleman would have got on, if he had not been rather too choleric to entertain a sufficient perception of the fun of the crowd.
THIS surfer looks to be going along swimmingly despite his close encounter with a shark.