[strawng-lee, strong‐]


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.

Origin of strongly

Before 1000; strong + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of strongly

Historical Examples of strongly

  • The first aspect of Rotterdam is strongly in favour of the people.

  • He was strongly opposed by the Conservative Marquis of Chandos.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • He had been strongly tempted all that day to a very different behaviour.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • The next sonnet puts the poet's feeling as strongly as possible.

  • His faith in himself was coming back—not strongly, with a rush, but with all humility.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart