hot·ly | \ˈhät-lē \

Definition of hotly 

: in a hot manner a hotly contested series

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Take advantage of the many free or low-cost events, but maximize them with a Rally Pack Most of the 115th anniversary happenings – including many hotly anticipated events – are free and open to the public. Harley Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How to access more at Harley’s 115th party," 12 July 2018 The Justice Department’s inspector general releases his hotly anticipated report; Saudi coalitions fight for control in Yemen. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Battles in eastern Yemen endanger 250,000 civilians," 15 June 2018 The hotly anticipated summit is set to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, with the first meeting kicking off at 9a.m. local time on June 12. Suyin Haynes, Time, "President Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Preparing to Finally Meet. Here's What to Know About Their Singapore Summit," 8 June 2018 Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. Anchorage Daily News, "In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry," 19 May 2018 La Luna Cafe, the hotly anticipated seven-day-a-week brunch spot taking over the former Simpatica Cafe space, will open its doors Wednesday after a remodel that required a full design review. Michael Russell,, "Hotly anticipated La Luna Cafe to open Wednesday," 14 May 2018 But the studio gave a peek at two hotly anticipated films, Solo: A Star Wars Story (in theaters May 25) and Incredibles 2 (June 15). Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Solo: A Star Wars Story': New footage reveals how it went down when Han met Lando," 24 Apr. 2018 Today, hours before sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner released their hotly anticipated makeup collaboration, the elder sister sat in a committee room on Capitol Hill and advocated for stricter makeup laws. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Kourtney Kardashian Went to D.C. to Advocate for Safer Beauty Products," 24 Apr. 2018 Milner provided the pass to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to smash home Liverpool's second goal of the night in what was a hotly anticipated quarter final first leg., "Liverpool Star Joins Exclusive Club After Equalling Champions League Record in Man City Demolition," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hotly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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a state of commotion or excitement

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