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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Leashed dogs are allowed inside the park, but event organizers are strongly encouraging attendees to leave them at home due to the heat and the crowd. Carina Julig, The Know, "What you need to know for Denver PrideFest this weekend," 14 June 2019 That refusal has been strongly supported by both political parties, and almost certainly reflects the emotions of most Americans. George Steiner, Harper's magazine, "Russia and Red China," 10 June 2019 The fact that the French system thus effectively refuses to help some people with severe problems is clearly something the filmmakers feel strongly about and want to bring to the attention of a wider audience. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Specials' ('Hors normes'): Film Review | Cannes 2019," 7 June 2019 Newly released emails signal that Abbott pushed to speed up work on Texas' efforts to cull its voter rolls of noncitizens, a claim his office strongly denies. Jamie Hancock, Dallas News, "Red light cameras' fate, Abbott's denial, Ted Cruz on Mexico tariffs, Robert E. Lee statue sold," 6 June 2019 Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at Shirley Macfarland,, "The Who’s ‘Tommy’ opens Spotlights Theater’s new building addition: Talk of the Towns," 6 June 2019 Opposition groups have strongly declined, leading to the future of Sudan as contested and unclear more than ever. Patrick Dehahn, Quartz Africa, "Sudan’s future remains contested after more than 100 are killed in attacks on protests," 6 June 2019 My clients feel strongly that this needs to be put back before the taxpayers. Kathleen Mcwilliams,, "Newington residents sue town over increased town hall costs," 4 June 2019 It would be strongly opposed by pilots and many safety advocates, as the rule already has some exceptions cutting the number of hours required, for pilots who have military flight experience or who trained in university programs. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "How the Pilot Shortage Could Change the Way We Fly," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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