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[hev-uh-lee] /ˈhɛv ə li/

with a great weight or burden:
a heavily loaded wagon.
in a manner suggestive of carrying a great weight; ponderously; lumberingly:
He walked heavily across the room.
in an oppressive manner:
Cares weigh heavily upon him.
severely; greatly; intensely:
to suffer heavily.
densely; thickly:
heavily wooded.
in large amounts or in great quantities; very much:
It rained heavily on Tuesday.
without animation or vigor; in a dull manner; sluggishly.

Old English hefiglice “violently, intensely; sorrowfully; sluggishly,” from hefig (see heavy) + -ly (2).


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