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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greatlyadverb

    to an extraordinary extent or degree

    "he improved greatly"


  1. greatlyadverb

    Nobly; magnanimously.

  2. greatlyadverb

    To a great extent or degree.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greatlyadjective

    Etymology: from great.

    Thy sorrow I will greatly multiply. John Milton.

    Yet London, empress of the northern clime,
    By an high fate thou greatly didst expire. John Dryden, Ann. Mir.

    Where are these bold intrepid sons of war,
    That greatly turn their backs upon the foe,
    And to their general send a brave defiance? Joseph Addison, Cato.


  1. greatly

    Greatly is an adverb that means to a large extent, considerably, significantly, or very much. It is often used to emphasize the high degree or intensity of a situation, condition, or effect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greatlyadverb

    in a great degree; much

  2. Greatlyadverb

    nobly; illustriously; magnanimously

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greatly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2967

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'greatly' in Adverbs Frequency: #229

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greatly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greatly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of greatly in a Sentence

  1. Lao-Tzu:

    The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, Or greatly care for the material, Is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery.

  2. Michael Moreno:

    I just ask that I am greatly sorry for this, and I regret it greatly, and I just hope that people can change their minds about us.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

  4. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

  5. Kate Lorig:

    This greatly limits the number of programs that are willing to go for recognition.

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