strong·​ly | \ˈstrȯŋ-lē \

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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This internal study strongly suggests that nearly 1,400 Asian-Americans were denied admission over a five-year period from 2007 to 2011 because of their race, Prof. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Law Professor Seeks Data on Admissions at UC System," 15 Nov. 2018 The Supreme Court’s decisions in Wong Kim Ark and Plyler strongly suggest that the 14th Amendment’s birthright-citizenship guarantee extends to undocumented immigrants’ children. Salvador Rizzo, The Seattle Times, "Fact-checking Trump’s talk on birthright citizenship, military at the border," 31 Oct. 2018 Other records — church documents given to Jim by a friendly priest, and a transcript of his mother’s divorce proceedings — strongly suggest Sullivan deserted the Oblates and moved to New York City at about the same time as Jim’s mother. Michael Rezendes,, "Body of priest exhumed to establish whether he fathered a child decades ago," 19 June 2018 Kalil — along with Thomas Davis and Julius Peppers — is among a group of Panthers greats who have said or strongly suggested this will be their final season. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Panthers graybeard is healthy, looking to leave tank on empty at end of final season," 12 June 2018 Perhaps one reason that well-written, smart female characters in network comedies—like Amy Santiago, Rory from Gilmore Girls, and Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation—resonate so strongly is because audiences rarely get to see them. Sauleha Kamal, The Atlantic, "The Character Who Made Me Love Brooklyn Nine-Nine," 12 June 2018 Bob Hugin strongly supports equality and opportunity for the LGBTQ community and will be a leader on these issues as Senator. Jennifer Williams, Glamour, "The Trump Administration's Wish to Erase Transgender People Includes Me. But I'm a Republican.," 23 Oct. 2018 By inspiring her to delve deeper into her heritage, identify more strongly as a Jew? Peggy Orenstein, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why I Took My Daughter to Auschwitz," 11 Oct. 2018 Scientists have strongly believed for decades that moons exist outside our Solar System, but these objects have remained elusive for scientists up until now. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Astronomers may have discovered the first moon ever found outside our Solar System," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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