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
That decision weighs heavily on Juanita to this day.
The suggestion to in effect clear streets of homeless people to make way for a royal parade has been heavily criticized.
Christmas has become a heavily commercialized season that begins with a marketing blitz immediately after Thanksgiving.
West Ham are believed to be heavily interested in Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, who has showcased his talent in Scotland.
Department staff said but both structures were heavily damaged, and the restaurant will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time.
The Tribune's criticism of Hatch is tied closely to Hatch's support of Trump, a controversial figure in heavily Republican Utah.
Meanwhile, Congress is likely to consider a deal in January to boost federal spending caps and spend heavily on disaster reliefto address the impact of storms earlier this year.
An early afternoon fire heavily damaged the first floor of the Portuguese Club of Hartford and left one firefighter injured, fire officials said.
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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
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