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.
Recent Examples of mightily from the Web
Kentucky stacked players like Young (a former five-star recruit) into a deep unit that should be envied by many in the league, including this year’s SEC East favorite Georgia, which struggled mightily up front last season.
Derek Anderson: Anderson struggled mightily in throughout the first half, completing 10 of 18 pass attempts and throwing an interception that led to Jacksonville tying the game with a field goal just before halftime.
Nassib struggled mightily to move the ball, and even though the backup offensive line gave him little support, the stat line still goes on his resume.
Johnson, 21, who leaves Thursday for his senior year at the University of Dayton, took a one-shot lead into the final round but struggled mightily off the tee.
Google has struggled mightily to find a non-search-ad-related hit.
The team tossed its original plans out the window after James Laurinaitis struggled mightily at middle linebacker.
Payne struggled mightily in his two outings, shooting 9-for-26 with seven turnovers.
Veteran Tyler Clippard—who has struggled mightily of late—followed with a wild pitch and a walk of Melky Cabrera to load the bases.
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First Known Use of mightily
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, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, very, 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
MIGHTILY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mightily for English Language Learners
: to a great degree : very much
: with great force or strength
MIGHTILY Defined for Kids
Definition of mightily for Students
- He shouted mightily.
- Both cities flourished mightily …
- —Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
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