in or to a great degree; much: greatly improved in health.
in a great manner.

Origin of greatly

1150–1200; Middle English gretli; see great, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of greatly

  • "I just wanted to be sure you were all right," said Percival, greatly relieved.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Suddenly, however, something happened that worried him greatly.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • As a result the grain in the Egyptian markets had greatly increased in value.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • He had bought the wonderful beasts, greatly envied by all his neighbors.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • I was greatly delighted at this; there must have been a good shower or two here.

Word Origin and History for greatly

c.1200, from great + -ly (2). Cf. Middle Dutch grotelike, Dutch grootelijks.

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