What does the word swimmingly mean?

Usage examples for swimmingly

  1. We'll give you at the rate of three hundred a year just until all's going swimmingly, and that's to keep Lucy merry and bright, see?" – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  2. Diana wondered what it could be which went swimmingly; but she was obliged to content herself with her lover's assurance that he had not allowed her father to involve him in any kind of speculation. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. The deal had been blocked no later than the afternoon of the day before and at a time when everything appeared to be going along most swimmingly. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon