Examples of heavily in a Sentence
He relies heavily on his wife for advice.
These artists borrow heavily from Picasso.
Our flowers were heavily damaged by a late spring frost.
She drank and smoked heavily for years.
He sat down heavily on the couch.
He was leaning heavily on the table.
She sighed heavily then said “Okay, I'll do it.”
Recent Examples of heavily from the Web
The outspoken Bennett has been heavily involved in social activism and fits in nicely in Philadelphia's locker room with Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins, who are leaders in those areas.
Opioid receptors are located in parts of the brain that are also heavily involved in the reward system and interact with the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Voters in heavily Democratic precincts said a deep dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and the Republican party's support for him is motivating them to vote.
But Parkland is in Broward County, the most heavily Democratic county in Florida.
Many of the area's top companies are heavily involved in robotics.
When the district started (and I was heavily involved with that, as a member of the Anchorage Assembly), the city, state and federal governments contributed with payments in lieu of taxes, but Boring said that stopped at some point.
Because there are just two curlers on each team instead of the four in traditional curling, there is little rest between shots, and both teammates are often heavily involved in sweeping.
The third most populous county in the state had been chopped up among several districts and had no home-county representative — but that changes with a new district centered in the heavily Democratic county.
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First Known Use of heavily
before 12th century
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, real, really, right, roaring, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, uncommonly, vastly, very, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly;
a lot, as all get-out, good and;
HEAVILY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heavily for English Language Learners
: to a great degree : very much
: in a slow or heavy way
HEAVILY Defined for Kids
Definition of heavily for Students
- Bear down heavily on your pen.
- He's breathing heavily.
- The house was heavily damaged.
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