Examples of highly in a Sentence
She is one of the most highly respected journalists in the country.
though she didn't win, she was highly satisfied with her personal results for the marathon
Recent Examples of highly from the Web
Pesquera, who will coordinate the task force, had been highly critical in the past of claims that the death toll was in the hundreds.
Musically, Dutoit is highly regarded in a wide variety of repertoire.
He was highly regarded at the time but didn’t pan out, going 8-19 with a 4.41 ERA.
Signal is highly regarded in cyber-security circles because of its sound cryptography and because users can communicate without leaving copies of their messages on any centralized server.
Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky.
Snuffer and Davis are an odd and highly visible pair, standing at the site of one of the flashpoints of the confrontation in Charlottesville.
This is about what’s best for the Tigers, and that means listening to offers, especially from the Yankees, whose farm system is highly regarded.
There is no high security barrier to protect the highly visible embassy in a city that has been targeted repeatedly by extremists.
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First Known Use of highly
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, heavily, very, 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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