• Greatly

    Pronunciation

    Origin

    great + -ly

    Full definition of greatly

    Adverb

    greatly

    1. (archaic) Nobly; magnanimously.
    2. To a great extent or degree.
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, The Mirror and the Lamp Chapter 12, There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, , and all these articles  made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
      • 2011, October 29, Phil McNulty, Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal, Terry's goal looked to have put Chelsea in control on the stroke of half-time but Arsenal's response presented a compelling case for Wenger's insistence that reports of his side's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
    3. Expenses greatly exceeded revenues.
      He was more greatly beloved than anyone in living memory.
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