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deeply

[deep-lee]
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  1. at or to a considerable extent downward; well within or beneath a surface.
  2. to a thorough extent or profound degree: deeply pained; deeply committed.
  3. with depth of color, tone, sound, etc.
  4. with great cunning, skill, and subtlety.

Origin of deeply

before 900; Middle English deply, Old English dēoplīce, derivative of dēoplīc (adj.), equivalent to dēop deep + -līc(e) -ly

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2. greatly, thoroughly, intensely, acutely.
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adv.

Old English deoplice (see deep (adj.)), used in both literal and figurative senses.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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