fiercely

adverb
fierce·​ly | \ ˈfirs-lē How to pronounce fiercely (audio) \

Definition of fiercely

1 : in a fierce or vehement manner fiercely competitive
2 : to a high degree : very fiercely expensive

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So what to make of this newest entrant into the fiercely competitive and crowded streaming race? Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Apple Doesn’t Have Prime’s Number," 26 Mar. 2019 Van Ostern promised to fiercely defend New Hampshire’s position in the presidential nominating calendar. Paul Steinhauser, The Seattle Times, "Lawmakers re-elect guardian of New Hampshire primary," 5 Dec. 2018 Their contents are fiercely guarded, top secret, and largely tax-free. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Your faculty members guard that mission fiercely, and with good reason. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "What kind of candidate for chancellor would turn up at UMass Boston now? This guy," 23 May 2018 Oregon State center Marie Gulich, fiercely guarded by Fuehring, was unable to find face-up shots and was stripped twice early. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Instant analysis: Louisville women's basketball beats Oregon State, advances to Final Four," 25 Mar. 2018 The Trump administration is hopeful that Mr. Bolsonaro, who been fiercely critical of Chinese investment in the country, will emerge as a powerful ally against China. Jessica Donati, WSJ, "Secretary of State Pompeo to Press China Concerns in Brazil," 28 Dec. 2018 But video captured of the event shows the robot engulfed in the kind of fiercely burning fireball typically associated with battery fires. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California," 17 Dec. 2018 For the exhausted Croatians, who had battled as fiercely as any team in the tournament, making sense of the match was almost harder than playing it. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "France Wins the World Cup," 15 July 2018

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First Known Use of fiercely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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