Definitions for highly
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to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
"highly successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing"; "extremely interesting"
at a high rate or wage
"highly paid workers"
in a high position or level or rank
"details known by only a few highly placed persons"
In a high or esteemed manner.
He spoke highly of you.
extremely; greatly; awfully
He is in a highly visible job.
Etymology: From hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from healice, equivalent to. Cognate with hoogelijk, höchlich, højlig, högligen.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from high.
Whatever expedients can allay those heats, which break us into different factions, cannot but be useful to the publick, and highly tend to its safety. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
It cannot but be highly requisite for us to support and enliven our faith, by dwelling often on the same considerations. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
What thou wouldst highly,
That thou wouldst holily; wouldst not play false,
And yet wouldst wrongly win. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. Rom. xii. 3.
Highly refers to something being done to a great extent, degree or level. It often indicates that something is extremely, considerably or greatly happening or performed. It can also refer to expressing a strong positive opinion about something or someone.
in a high manner, or to a high degree; very much; as, highly esteemed
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[scientific computation] The preferred modifier for overstating an understatement. As in: highly nonoptimal, the worst possible way to do something; highly nontrivial, either impossible or requiring a major research project; highly nonlinear, completely erratic and unpredictable; highly nontechnical, drivel written for lusers, oversimplified to the point of being misleading or incorrect (compare drool-proof paper). In other computing cultures, postfixing of in the extreme might be preferred.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1081
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2295
Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Adverbs Frequency: #108
The numerical value of highly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of highly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
But what this animal tells us [is] that actually the last common ancestor of the two groups had lots of bone, so rather than sharks being primitive, sharks are actually very highly evolved in their own way, and just as highly evolved as we are.
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.
I see and have seen, highly functioning, highly respected, highly compensated lawyers who have been suffering from significant amount of anxiety and depression, some who have issues with substance use, but none of whom would it make any sense to disqualify from practicing law.
What Oxitec is trying to spin is that it's highly improbable that there will be negative consequences of this foreign DNA entering someone that's bitten by an Oxitec mosquito, i'm on their side, in that consequences are highly unlikely. But to say that there's no genetically modified DNA that might get into a human, that's kind of a gray matter.
Tony Fernandes and AirAsia are highly regarded with the aviation industry. The airline is highly successful and had an excellent safety record.
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