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

Examples of strongly in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Strongly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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