strong·​ly | \ ˈstrȯŋ-lē How to pronounce strongly (audio) \

Definition of strongly

: in a strong manner moving strongly and quickly forward : to a strong or emphatic extent She feels strongly about this issue. They were strongly inclined to doubt him. a dish that tastes strongly of cumin a memory that is strongly associated with a particular song

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Given how strongly Queen Elizabeth feels about the Commonwealth, Meghan taking on this patronage is also indicative of the monarch's trust in her new granddaughter-in-law. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore a Black Givenchy Coat to the Association of Commonwealth Universities," 31 Jan. 2019 That pedigree is strongly represented in the game's form—in fact, Ford and Reiche even had the assistance of Starflight alum Greg Johnson in fleshing out aspects of SC2's design and dialog. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Video: How Star Control II was almost a much more boring game," 27 Dec. 2018 Credit: Metropolitan Police Privacy advocates have come out strongly against the technology’s use in the UK. James Vincent, The Verge, "UK police are testing facial recognition on Christmas shoppers in London this week," 18 Dec. 2018 Overly sensitive transistor Why does the sensing layer respond so strongly? Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Big transistor senses the arrival of a single molecule," 29 Oct. 2018 The complex, confusing case raises a range of important questions, some with ready answers and some without: Why is Washington reacting so strongly to this disappearance? David D. Kirkpatrick, The Seattle Times, "Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance: What we know and don’t know," 15 Oct. 2018 Susan Kelechi Watson's performance as Beth Pearson in the show resonated so strongly with viewers that, when rumors of her character possibly being killed off of the show began circulating, the Twitterverse nearly imploded. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Meet Our November Cover Stars: The Women of This Is Us," 9 Oct. 2018 Of those who approved of Trump’s immigration policies, only 19 percent did so strongly. Alana Abramson, Time, "Most Americans Don't Approve of Trump's Immigration Policies, Poll Finds," 6 July 2018 On a complete other side, as the father of 9- and 7-year-old daughters, that song spoke to me so strongly. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Keith Urban is ready to live in the moment on tour that visits Indianapolis as 2nd stop," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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