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 In the immediate aftermath of the invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for special consideration, an idea backed by some member states and strongly opposed by others. Karina Tsui, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 Despite clearly significant numbers of people strongly opposed to the war in Ukraine, many of them young, a recent poll by the Levada Center showed over 70% of Russians would like to see Putin as president after 2024 when his current term ends. Amy Kellogg, Fox News, 16 June 2022 DeSantis has strongly opposed vaccine mandates and other virus policies endorsed by the federal government. Anthony Izaguirre, ajc, 3 June 2022 All were strongly opposed to the monument's move, and all were defeated. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2022 Ahead of Wednesday’s order, Vans had strongly opposed fast-tracking the appeal. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 26 May 2022 Last month, Russia halted natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, two NATO countries that are dependent on Russian gas but have strongly opposed the war in Ukraine. New York Times, 20 May 2022 Before the vote, council members heard from two people who strongly opposed the move. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2022 But the neighborhood strongly opposed the plan, arguing the Homestead Avenue corridor was targeted for economic development by the city. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Strongly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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