in a big way; greatly: Their gifts made the children smile bigly.Aaron was tall for his age, and bigly built.
strongly; with violent force: Waves pounded bigly against our starboard side.
boastfully; haughtily: She pronounces her opinions bigly, as if they are divine mandates.
pleasantly habitable: a settlement of modest but bigly homes.
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How to use bigly in a sentence
The painting was simply done, commencing with the point of interest, the masses put in bigly, the details worked into them.The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The quick strokes of the paddle-wheels whitened the waters;—the sail bellied bigly to the wind.
He was well made, cleanly and bigly, and neither too young nor too old.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama | E. Cobham Brewer
Though thin, the man was bigly built, with broad shoulders and well-developed limbs, measuring a trifle under six feet in height.The Yellow God | H. Rider Haggard
A Beelzebub; he spake as bigly and fiercely as a soaken yeoman at an election feast,—this obedient and conducible youth!Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare | Walter Savage Landor