heavily heavily  /ˈhɛ və li/


  1. (adv) to a considerable degree
  2. (adv) in a heavy-footed manner
  3. (adv) with great force
  4. (adv) in a manner designed for heavy duty
  5. (adv) slowly as if burdened by much weight
  6. (adv) in a labored manner
  7. (adv) indulging excessively


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  1. The Baghdad government's ability to pay its way toward stability is being heavily compromised by the collapse of oil prices.
  2. They are competing very heavily here.
  3. He lost the most heavily black wards by more than 4 to 1.


  1. Royal Poinciana PUD-5 plan approved

    The Town Council approved heavily debated zoning changes Wednesday that are intended to control redevelopment in the Royal Poinciana Way business district while preserving the street’s old main-street character. The council voted 3-1 to adopt ordinances that would amend the zoning code and comprehensive plan to create a planned unit development, or PUD-5, in the five-acre block bounded by Royal ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Palm Beach Daily News

  2. HP, Boston Beer, First Solar are big movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Hewlett-Packard Co., up 67 cents at $24.91 The computer and printer maker's ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Autopsy: Slain architect heavily drunk at time of death

    A prominent San Diego architect who was fatally bludgeoned two months ago during a party at his Bankers Hill home -- allegedly by a man who worked at his firm -- was heavily intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy results released Wednesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego


  1. "The shootout is still in our memory, but what really weighs heavily on our minds is what happened after that match," Schweinsteiger said Wednesday. "We have to remain calm and not get provoked and I hope the referee will be very alert. You...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Bastian Schweinsteiger Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It will remain one of the most heavily-sanctioned nations in the world," Mr Bush said.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

  3. "It is difficult to sustain a policy that relies too heavily on issuing debt," Mr. Kan told the Japanese Parliament in his first policy speech. "As we have seen with the financial confusion in the European Community stemming from Greece, our...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Naoto Kan Source: New York Times

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decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /