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1‘I overcame this problem quite easily in the end’
effortlessly, comfortably, simply, straightforwardly
with ease, without effort, with no trouble, with no bother, without difficulty, without a hitch, smoothly, on cruise control
skilfully, deftly, nimbly, smartly, very well
informal no sweat
2‘he's easily the best military brain in the country’
undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, indubitably, indisputably, undeniably, definitely, certainly, assuredly, positively, absolutely, clearly, obviously, patently, simply, surely, by far, far and away, by a mile, beyond the shadow of a doubt
informal as sure as eggs is eggs
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