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[strawng-lee, strong‐] /ˈstrɔŋ li, ˈstrɒŋ‐/
with great strength or force:
wind blowing strongly from the west.
in strong or convincing words:
We strongly urged him to go.
with intensity; to a high degree:
It was strongly suspected that he had been fired.
having a strong effect:
to taste strongly of vinegar.
in a firm, solid, or secure manner:
a strongly fortified hill.
Origin of strongly
Before 1000; strong + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The first aspect of Rotterdam is strongly in favour of the people.

  • He was strongly opposed by the Conservative Marquis of Chandos.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • He had been strongly tempted all that day to a very different behaviour.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • The next sonnet puts the poet's feeling as strongly as possible.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • His faith in himself was coming back—not strongly, with a rush, but with all humility.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart

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