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 But ultimately the evidence itself -- damning texts, revelatory recordings, graphic videos of the attack and testimony from firsthand witnesses -- will hit harder and resonate more powerfully than any speech from any member of Congress ever could. Elie Honig, CNN, 8 June 2022 Such placements convey a cultural and political solidarity with conservatives more powerfully than most anything else, according to Republican strategists and aides. Colby Itkowitz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 June 2022 The metaverse, the new digital domain, has allowed artists to offer new experiences and engage with their fans more powerfully. Leeor Shimron, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 But no film resonated more powerfully in this time of loss and isolation than the Japanese entry. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2022 For instance, using Snapchat to drop a dire wolf into your living room could demonstrate its size and strength much more powerfully than a description in a textbook could. Sam Jones, Scientific American, 10 Mar. 2022 But viewers admitted that the song didn’t land as powerfully the second time around because of the backup music. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 These wounds of war are often hidden, but impact the men and women who have sacrificed for our country as powerfully as those injuries that are visible. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 The challenge now is fighting off despair, and few images have captured the despair of climate change as powerfully as a photograph made Sunday in Greece. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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