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  1. idly, lazilyadverb

    in an idle manner

    "this is what I always imagined myself doing in the south of France, sitting idly, drinking coffee, watching the people"

    Synonyms:
    lazily

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How to use idly in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    With political people … there was a lot of complaining about Dodd-Frank, but there was also a need to do something for political reasons, if you were an elected member of Congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the press is saying it's all the fault of Wall Street, you can't sit idly by and do nothing.

  2. Greg Abbott:

    President Biden needs to focus on addressing the humanitarian crisis his reckless leadership has created at the border, instead of attacking the jobs of hardworking Texans and oil production in the Permian Basin, the Lone Star State will not sit idly by as the federal government chooses to ignore the historic number of illegal crossings, human smuggling, and drug trafficking of deadly fentanyl from Mexico into the United States. Our government has no greater responsibility than to provide public safety to its citizens. Until President Biden decides to uphold immigration laws passed by Congress, the State of Texas will continue utilizing every tool available to secure the border and keep Texans – and Americans – safe.

  3. Mike Pence:

    We've also made it clear that we'll not stand idly by while NATO allies purchase weapons from our adversaries, weapons that threaten the very cohesion of this alliance.

  4. Rick Scott:

    We've all seen the incompetence and irregularities in vote tabulations in Broward County and Palm Beach for years. Well, here we go again, i will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people of Florida.

  5. Kamau Bell:

    I think if I( wasn't) married and had kids, maybe I'd be idly curious but I wouldn't be actively curious because I just feel like whatever history says, I know who I am, if I'm a half of a percent African-American, that's not going to change how I am in the world.


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