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Dictionary definition for: Squarely

1. (r) directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely" "the responsibility lies squarely with them" "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"

2. (r) in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye" "ran square into me"

3. (r) firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely" "the bat met the ball squarely" "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

4. (r) with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers" "always treated me square"

5. (r) in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper" "folded the sheet of paper square"

6. (r) with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"

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