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deeply Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb to a great depth psychologically
    • They felt the loss deeply
  2. adverb to a great depth; far down
    • dived deeply
    • dug deep

Deep"ly adverb
  1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.
  2. Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.
    He had deeply offended both his nobles and people. Bacon.
    He sighed deeply in his spirit. Mark viii. 12.
  3. Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.
    The deeply red juice of buckthorn berries. Boyle.
  4. Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.
  5. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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