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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His campaign is premised on the notion that a military background and the image of a political fresh face will resonate strongly enough in the rest of the state to offset Vukmir’s strength in southeast Wisconsin. Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP senate primary in Wisconsin already reflects north-south divide within party," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, Charlie Chieppo of the Pioneer Institute, a conservative think tank, believes the T did not wield its powers strongly enough over the three years. Adam Vaccaro,, "MBTA loses reprieve from outsourcing restriction," 6 July 2018 Last August, after one person was killed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., critics protested that President Donald Trump didn’t condemn the violence strongly enough. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, "Walmart Takes a Stand on Guns, Gay Rights to Get People to Like It More," 5 July 2018 In the 17th and 18th centuries, giants were strongly associated with members of the noble class, who could gaze straight at them from their balconies while the common rabble massed in the streets below. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture," 3 July 2018 His legs are not swollen, indicating that the heart is pumping strongly enough to circulate his blood and other bodily fluids. Tom Avril,, "He had 2 heart transplants. At 43, as a new dad, he needed a third," 13 June 2018 The parties the founders feared competed strongly with each other in both urban and rural areas. The Economist, "America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats," 12 July 2018 Villaraigosa: Immigration has been a signature campaign issue for Villaraigosa, who strongly supports California’s sanctuary state law. Los Angeles Times Staff,, "Where the candidates for California governor stand on the state's biggest issues," 4 June 2018 While Billups still feels strongly about the Pistons, his desire is to be a front office executive — whether that’s in Detroit or not. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Chauncey Billups thinks the Pistons can contend in 'wide open' East," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of strongly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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