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Definition of richly

1 : in a rich manner
2 : in full measure : amply praise richly deserved

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Examples of richly in a Sentence

The room was richly decorated. They were richly rewarded for their efforts.
Recent Examples on the Web Put simply, a group of mostly the same tech titans went from somewhat richly priced to stunningly expensive in just eleven months, as their prices exploded and their overall results showed zero improvement. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Want to understand why tech stocks are crashing? This metric explains it all," 9 Sep. 2020 Second, the publication of private conversations in a book that will receive richly deserved attention and praise might make some readers (read: me) feel uncomfortable. Michael Kleber-diggs Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Just Us: An American Conversation,' by Claudia Rankine," 4 Sep. 2020 However, you’ll be richly rewarded with a deep, complex spicy wine that seems to combine equal parts fruit, earth and history. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Keep summer vibes going a little longer with this $15 crisp Spanish rosé," 4 Sep. 2020 Beyoncé has turned her focus to richly textured visual albums that don’t necessarily spawn monster singles. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Katy Perry and the End of Pop," 1 Sep. 2020 It is richly tied to the city’s history and has connections with the city’s early pioneers and recent sports stars and celebrities. Rick Kogan,, "In tales of the Chicago Outfit, the widowed Annette Nitti mostly stayed in the shadows," 31 Aug. 2020 This richly atmospheric novel tells the story from Lydia’s viewpoint. Monitor Reviewers, The Christian Science Monitor, "Last chance for a summer fling: The 10 best books of August 2020," 24 Aug. 2020 Floral, richly textured and energetic, with firm tannins and flavors of red and dark fruits. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Giving Rosso di Montalcino a second look," 11 Mar. 2020 That way ordinary workers can enjoy a measure of income security, much like the one percent who so richly benefit from their labor. Rachel Arnow-richman, The Denver Post, "Guest commentary: Severance pay should be an employment right," 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of richly

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

History and Etymology for richly

Middle English richely, from Old English rīclīce, from rīce rich

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

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12 Sep 2020

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“Richly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of richly

: in a beautiful and expensive way
: in a pleasingly strong way
: in a generous way

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