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 The home-court and rest advantages strongly favor Boston. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics odds, picks and best bets," 11 Jan. 2020 Congress has strongly supported NOAA's ocean acidification program. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Ocean Acidification Threatens the U.S. Economy," 3 Jan. 2020 Our brains may seem physically far removed from our guts, but in recent years, research has strongly suggested that the vast communities of microbes concentrated in our digestive tract open lines of communication between the two. Quanta Magazine, "How Microbiomes Affect Fear," 4 Dec. 2019 Puck-possession analytics are more strongly aligned with Minnesota’s .551-point percentage than with New York’s .681 mark. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild odds, picks and best bets," 29 Dec. 2019 Rebounding strongly from a rocky start, Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn has turned around his season. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn turns around his season," 26 Dec. 2019 Identical human twins often differ in many strongly genetic traits, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and breast cancer. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Scientists aren’t sure why identical twins differ. Armadillo quads offer an answer," 20 Dec. 2019 Instead, many speak it more strongly than their parents do. The Economist, "The Cockneys of Thetford," 18 Dec. 2019 The fun starts at the Detroit Gaelic League in Corktown and ends there, too, with a closing celebration at 1 a.m. Costumes (Santa, elves, reindeer, snowmen) are strongly encouraged. Greg Crawford,, "Detroit's Top 10: Cool things to do this weekend, including Mannheim Steamroller, Santarchy, 'Rise of Skywalker'," 18 Dec. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

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“Strongly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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