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[deep-lee] /ˈdip li/
at or to a considerable extent downward; well within or beneath a surface.
to a thorough extent or profound degree:
deeply pained; deeply committed.
with depth of color, tone, sound, etc.
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
2. greatly, thoroughly, intensely, acutely. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Insensibly the sight of that ever-rolling flood must have deeply affected them.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • One cannot say much when one feels as deeply as those two felt then.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • This is one of the commandments which is most deeply stamped in the heart of man.

  • Frank was his younger and only brother, and the person in the world most deeply indebted to him.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • But her face was deeply wrinkled and her hair was snowy white.

    Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Word Origin and History for deeply

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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