pow·​er·​ful·​ly | \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce powerfully (audio) \

Definition of powerfully

: in a powerful manner She expressed her opinions very powerfully. : to a strong or powerful extent a powerfully moving film a powerfully aromatic dish a powerfully built athlete He was powerfully influenced by their advice. Neither words nor the most detailed painting can evoke a moment of vanished time as powerfully and as completely as a good photograph.— Beaumont Newhall

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Recent Examples on the Web The lead image captures a panther powerfully in command of a wetlands wilderness. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "National Geographic features Carlton Ward’s Florida panther photos," 12 Apr. 2021 The Lord is Good, which contains powerfully dissonant tone clusters and features two soprano soloists singing in close counterpoint. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Orpheus Chamber Singers offering excellent recorded program online, for free," 7 Apr. 2021 Antibodies against the prefusion shape work powerfully against the coronavirus, but postfusion antibodies don’t stop it. New York Times, "Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine," 5 Apr. 2021 At the same time, the lagging Nasdaq powerfully recovered to a 2.6% gain. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Netflix And Facebook Among Trending Stocks This Week," 5 Apr. 2021 The Frick’s exquisite, particular collection shifted the building from oppressive to intimate — much more so than the actual Frick, where its patron’s home always left me powerfully distracted. BostonGlobe.com, "Concrete brings clarity to New York City’s opulent Frick Collection," 1 Apr. 2021 Kirk defies Starfleet regulations and leads his crew on a mission to capture a powerfully destructive force. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘An American in Paris’; ‘Ben-Hur’," 26 Mar. 2021 This utopian longing is perhaps most powerfully realized in a book that Olsen didn’t write. New York Times, "Tillie Olsen Captured the Toll of Women’s Labor — on Their Lives and Art," 25 Mar. 2021 Famed author Isabel Allende has written powerfully about the female experience in her novels, and according to her new memoir, her feminist awakening began at a very early age. NBC News, "'I was a feminist in kindergarten': Isabel Allende in her new memoir," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of powerfully

1589, in the meaning defined above

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“Powerfully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powerfully. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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