happily (adv.) Old form(s): happilie
opportunely, propitiously, with good fortune
H8 V.i.85[Lovell to himself] I am happily come hither
H8 V.ii.8[Butts to himself, of seeing Cranmer] I am glad / I came this way so happily
KJ V.vii.101[Bastard to Prince Henry] happily may your sweet self put on / The lineal state and glory of the land! [also: sense 3; contentedly]
TS I.ii.210[Gremio to Hortensio, of Lucentio as Cambio] This gentleman is happily arrived ... for his own good and yours
TS IV.iv.19[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] you are happily met
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL