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Definition of mightily

1 : in a mighty manner : vigorously applauded mightily
2 : very much depressed me mightily

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Examples of mightily in a Sentence

They contributed mightily to the cause. She struggled mightily to read his handwriting. The soldiers fought mightily before finally surrendering.
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Recent Examples on the Web Our government and industries are struggling mightily to observe rational and scientific coronavirus protocols in the face of the unknown. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "Coronavirus now irrationally influences travel near and far: Phillip Morris," 14 Feb. 2020 The Wolfpacks’ defensive prowess comes at the wrong time for Louisville, which has struggled mightily on the offensive end in its two losses. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "On its first losing streak since 2017, U of L women hope to end it against top-5 NC State," 12 Feb. 2020 The Habs have struggled in 2019-20, mightily, Claude Julien’s charges at risk of equaling a franchise low by missing the playoffs a third straight season. BostonGlobe.com, "Discarded by the Kings, Ilya Kovalchuk is paying early dividends for playoff hopeful Montreal," 12 Feb. 2020 San Antonio has struggled mightily on the road this season, going 8-18. Cameron Dasilva, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and best bets," 10 Feb. 2020 Doolittle still struggling After a hot start to the season, Kristian Doolittle has struggled mightily in conference play. Dallas News, "3 takeaways from Oklahoma’s loss to Texas Tech: Sooners couldn’t stop Red Raiders’ 3-point surge," 5 Feb. 2020 The Wildcats have beaten the Panthers twice in the regular season, but Lawrence North has been struggling mightily on the offensive end as of late. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Here's who will win local girls basketball sectionals," 2 Feb. 2020 While both teams struggle mightily on defense, 242.5 points indicates that both sides will score over 121 points in this game. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards odds, picks and best bets," 1 Feb. 2020 Perhaps even more important than securing the No. 1 pick in a draft lacking any obvious franchise players is getting a larger sample size of Curry with D’Angelo Russell, who struggled mightily alongside Curry before Curry got injury. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ Stephen Curry to be re-evaluated in 4 weeks in hopes of March return," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of mightily

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Feb 2020

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“Mightily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mightily. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mightily

: to a great degree : very much
: with great force or strength


might·​i·​ly | \ ˈmī-tə-lē How to pronounce mightily (audio) \

Kids Definition of mightily

1 : very forcefully He shouted mightily.
2 : very much Both cities flourished mightily— Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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