- in a hearty manner; cordially: He was greeted heartily.
- sincerely; genuinely: He sympathized heartily with their plight.
- without restraint; exuberantly; vigorously: They laughed heartily.
- with a hearty appetite: The campers ate heartily.
- thoroughly; completely: I'm heartily sick of your complaining.
Origin of heartily
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Examples from the Web for heartily
Louis looked startled and confused for a moment, but recovered and slapped me heartily on the shoulder.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
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AIPAC president Michael Kessen spoke on Israel and the Kerry peace initiative, which he said AIPAC “heartily” endorses.How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington
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Having played it for quite a few hours, I can heartily agree.‘BioShock Infinite’ Review: Already the Game of the Year
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You don't need to come to France to do this, or go to Mexico (though I heartily recommend both).All Hail the French Meal
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In the meantime, if it be any pleasure to you to know it, I trust you heartily.Weighed and Wanting
We should heartily wish them to remain, and persuade them to do so.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
I played as heartily as I worked, but I studied with a will, too, and passed a score of mates.The Bacillus of Beauty
I heartily join with you in wishing her every good that life can bring her.Her Father's Daughter
Not but what he heartily enjoys a speech; but he somehow cannot make one, or will not try.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
- thoroughly or vigorouslyto eat heartily
- in a sincere mannerhe congratulated me heartily on my promotion
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Word Origin and History for heartily
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