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[ greyt-lee ]


  1. in or to a great degree; much:

    greatly improved in health.

  2. in a great manner.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of greatly1

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English gretli, gretlich(e); great + -ly
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Example Sentences

The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there.

From Vox

They greatly outshined other animals known to survive digestion-by-predator.

They say they are aggrieved by the charges against their fellow officers, public criticism of their department as a whole or growing calls to greatly reduce their powers and resources.

In fact, Ellie Mae has already added technology that greatly reduces errors.

From Fortune

These restorations feature greatly enhanced picture quality and are often released with a variety of fascinating special features.

Reports of the “end of men,”turns out, have been greatly exaggerated.

This approach would greatly limit his appeal beyond the Northeast and the west coast.

This deal will greatly ease a travel ban and the trade embargo, and make it easier for Americans to do business in Cuba.

More than the books, and they are greatly so, this is an action franchise.

Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.

To this, it is greatly to be feared, the fiery Southerns will not submit without an armed struggle.

The old man seemed to be greatly agitated, and hurriedly whispering, "We thought you were never coming, sir!"

Excretion of these substances is greatly increased by a diet rich in nuclei, as sweetbreads and liver.

He distinguished himself under Napoleon, by whom he was greatly lamented.

Decomposition sets in rapidly, especially in warm weather, and greatly interferes with all the examinations.





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