mightily

adverb

might·​i·​ly ˈmī-tə-lē How to pronounce mightily (audio)
1
: in a mighty manner : vigorously
applauded mightily
2
: very much
depressed me mightily

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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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of mightily was before the 12th century

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“Mightily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mightily. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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mightily

adverb
might·​i·​ly ˈmīt-ᵊl-ē How to pronounce mightily (audio)
1
: in a mighty manner : vigorously
fought mightily
2
: very much
contributed mightily to the cause

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