Etymology
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squarely (adv.)

1540s, of multiplication, from square (adj.) + -ly (2). From 1560s as "in a straightforward manner;" meaning "firmly, solidly" is from 1860.

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Definitions of squarely

squarely (adv.)
directly and without evasion; not roundabout;
the responsibility lies squarely with them
to face a problem squarely
Synonyms: forthrightly / forthright
squarely (adv.)
with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers;
Synonyms: foursquare / straightforwardly
squarely (adv.)
in a straight direct way;
looked him squarely in the eye
Synonyms: square
squarely (adv.)
in a square shape;
a squarely cut piece of paper
Synonyms: square
squarely (adv.)
firmly and solidly;
the bat met the ball squarely
hit the ball squarely
Synonyms: square
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