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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Recent Examples on the Web And a lot of other people feel that way too, but Rush felt that way strongly. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Trump can't resist mentioning election controversies during Limbaugh phone tribute," 17 Feb. 2021 Some people feel strongly about avoiding conventional chemicals like DEET and prefer to use a mosquito repellent that’s greener or plant-derived. Outdoor Life Staff, Outdoor Life, "Best Mosquito Repellent: Find the Right Insect Control for You," 11 Jan. 2021 Cruz and the other senators noted that, well, actually, many Americans feel strongly that such evidence must exist. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Dangerous Historical Precedent for Ted Cruz’s Shameless Electoral College Gambit," 5 Jan. 2021 Mazunte is in the state of Oaxaca, where the strata of Mexico’s ancient civilizations lie exposed against those of their Spanish colonizers and where Indigenous culture resonates strongly. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Behold Carlos Couturier’s Fortress of Solitude on Mexico’s Pacific Coast," 18 Nov. 2020 If fear is not persuasive, there is another fallback position that resonates strongly with Americans: the freedom of choice. Sean B. Carroll, Scientific American, "The Denialist Playbook," 8 Nov. 2020 As has been well established on this website, Vulture strongly and frequently bets on Matt Berry. Jen Chaney, Vulture, "The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2021 Golden Globe Nominations," 3 Feb. 2021 Many who express resistance to higher taxes believe strongly that governments that collect the additional taxes are very inefficient and waste a meaningful percentage of the revenues that flow through them. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Raising taxes, warring sides of the GOP, aging well," 3 Feb. 2021 Face covering are strongly recommended or required. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Gorilla recovery, hydroxychloroquine return, prison problems: News from around our 50 states," 28 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Strongly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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