rich·​ly | \ ˈrich-lē How to pronounce richly (audio) \

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.

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And even the worst characters, making their worst choices, are clearly and richly human, in a way that underlines the need for empathy and understanding. Liz Shannon Miller, The Verge, "Russell T. Davies’ miniseries Years and Years is Black Mirror with a heart," 24 June 2019 These shows tend to be geared for a thinking audience, demanding both patience and strict attention to the intricate and richly textured details. Mark Dawidziak,, "Visually stunning ‘Legion’ begins its third and final season," 22 June 2019 And although the character gets limited attention in the show, Gaye’s sometime partner Tammi Terrell — a phenomenal talent who famously collapsed in Gaye’s arms while on stage in Virginia in 1967 — is richly captured by Kourtney Lenton. Chris Jones,, "‘Pride and Joy’ at Chicago Theatre: Marvin Gaye musical has little about the singer himself," 20 June 2019 Each narrative is richly situated in both the contemporary moment of these particular Indians and the historical legacies of colonialism, genocide, and displacement that have shaped their communal existence. Geoffrey Bateman, The Denver Post, "Reader’s pick: “There, There” by Tommy Orange," 10 June 2019 That experience would mirror this novel’s story and its style: intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger. Emily Gray Tedrowe, USA TODAY, "'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' is the perfect summer novel," 3 June 2019 This Morning, This Evening is a major work, and a richly rewarding one. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The 21 best movies of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 But while the first five episodes do feel uneven, viewers who stick around will be rewarded richly by the time the series wraps up. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House is like This Is Us wrapped in a gothic ghost story," 28 Sep. 2018 Certainly these three works gain from the dancers’ excellence: three-dimensional, richly textured, constantly alive with dynamic contrasts. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: At BalletX, a New Work Alive With Suspense and Surrealism," 13 July 2018

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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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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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