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strongly

[ strawng-lee, strong‐ ]
/ ˈstrɔŋ li, ˈstrɒŋ‐ /
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adverb

with great strength or force: wind blowing strongly from the west.
in strong or convincing words: We strongly urged him to go.
with intensity; to a high degree: It was strongly suspected that he had been fired.
having a strong effect: to taste strongly of vinegar.
in a firm, solid, or secure manner: a strongly fortified hill.

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Origin of strongly

First recorded before 1000; strong + -ly
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