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  1. in a mighty manner; powerfully or vigorously.
  2. to a great extent or degree; very much: to desire something mightily.

Origin of mightily

before 900; Middle English; Old English mihtiglīce. See mighty, -ly
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  1. to a great extent, amount, or degree
  2. with might; powerfully or vigorously
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Word Origin and History for mightily

Old English mihtiglice; see mighty + -ly (2).

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