with a great weight or burden: a heavily loaded wagon.
in a manner suggestive of carrying a great weight; ponderously; lumberingly: He walked heavily across the room.
- o·ver·heav·i·ly, adverb
- un·heav·i·ly, adverb
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How to use heavily in a sentence
Walmart may also be able to push e-commerce more heavily on TikTok, and turn it into more of a livestream shopping app.What a Walmart-Microsoft bid for TikTok could mean for e-commerce | Anna Hensel | August 28, 2020 | Digiday
People who experienced childhood trauma are more likely to smoke or drink heavily, it found.
Similar to learning from our own experiences, this social learning circuit generates a “social prediction error”—one that heavily guides how we learn from others, but surprisingly, also how we learn from ourselves.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence | Shelly Fan | August 25, 2020 | Singularity Hub
However, employment fears continue to weigh heavily everywhere.Retail continues to charge back, this time in the U.K. But clothing, fuel sales lag | David Meyer | August 21, 2020 | Fortune
Of course, these scores aren’t perfect either, as they’re heavily influenced by which bills actually get to the floor and which don’t, but they’re still useful for helping us distinguish conservatives from liberals from moderates.How Can A Senator Vote With Trump Most Of The Time And Still Be A Moderate? | Seth Masket | July 22, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
That fantasy, however, is still heavily regimented by all sorts of norms.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist | Judnick Mayard | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The scene was heavily cordoned off to traffic and anyone not with the police, press, or residents.
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.
I mean my background weighed heavily, because I was brought up in this orthodox way.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, under the hawkish eye of the media and through a heavily active social media presence, she carried on as usual.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’ | Rawiya Kameir | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Even New Zealand Brigade which has been only recently engaged lost heavily and is to some extent demoralised.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
One heavily-laden boat was dragged into the stream, and a few officers and men clambered on board.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
He was flung down heavily, and pinned prone in a corner by one of those bullies who knelt on his spine.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
But before he reached it there was the shriek of a whistle, a violent shock, and he was hurled heavily into the opposite seat.Uncanny Tales | Various