Etymology
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gamely (adv.)

"courageously," 1861, from game (adj.2) + -ly (2). In Old English and Middle English the adverb meant "artfully; joyfully."

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Definitions of gamely

gamely (adv.)
in a plucky manner;
he was seen by a shepherd, gamely negotiating a particularly tricky section of the mountain road to San Doloroso
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