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deeply

[ deep-lee ]
/ ˈdip li /
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adverb

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.

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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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adv.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper