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
For decades, Illinois schools have relied heavily on property taxes, creating wide disparities between wealthy and poor districts.
Gone were all-league standouts who were leaned on so heavily last season.
Most cannabis consumers who come to the hospital with CVS symptoms smoke heavily and daily—three to five times per day, at a median of 15 to 16 years, says Glatter.
The former fountain was toppled and heavily damaged in an act of vandalism over the Labor Day weekend last year.
The site has been heavily flooded and without electric service since early Sunday morning.
Under Illinois' current system, districts must rely heavily on property taxes to fund schools.
But Rypien made some critical mistakes late in the season that contributed heavily to the three losses.
While fantasy settings often mix in some (heavily exoticized) Arab cultures, or bring in East Asian elements, notably few of them include pre-Columbian civilizations (one exception is Aliette de Bodard’s recent novels).
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First Known Use of heavily
before 12th century
Synonymsachingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, very, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonymslittle, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
Related Wordsabsolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
Near Antonymsmeagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
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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