What does the word Hardily mean?

Usage examples for Hardily

  1. " I don't see why it's a bluff," said Susan hardily, back at her own desk, and turning her light on, full above her bright, innocent face. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  2. " We do it every evening of our life," observed Nan, hardily; but even she dared not persevere in the face of this protest, though she exchanged a rebellious look with Dick that did him good and put him in a better humor. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  3. It feels as if every drop in my body were throbbing and tingling in my cheeks, but I look back at him hardily. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton