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Definition of richly

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

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The room was richly decorated. They were richly rewarded for their efforts.

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Living legends are rare birds, but Robert Morgenthau richly deserved the moniker. Preet Bharara, Time, "Preet Bharara on Robert Morgenthau, Justice Seeker," 21 July 2019 The original’s gorgeously drawn images turn that archetypal plot into something timeless and richly imaginative. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Disney’s Lion King remake is just like the original, but without the magic," 11 July 2019 Whether that means deluxe booze and food, comfy seating or gimmicks like bringing back richly textured celluloid prints — which used to be standard in the now all-digital projection realm — exhibitors are game to try nearly anything. John Wenzel, The Denver Post, "Denver-area movie theaters are thriving as the rest of the nation sees a downturn," 22 July 2019 Now, mostly due to superstars wielding long-earned and richly deserved power, there’s a fresh and intriguing hierarchy in the league: one team after another featuring two superstars, and a few with three. Bruce Jenkins,, "Newfound NBA parity leaves Warriors in middle of the pack," 16 July 2019 The property at 320 El Cerrito mixes natural light, lavish gardens and richly textured details in one of the few great Piedmont estates. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Coming soon: 320 El Cerrito Avenue in Piedmont," 3 June 2019 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

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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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