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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heatedly, hotlyadverb

    in a heated manner

    "`To say I am behind the strike is so much nonsense,' declared Mr Harvey heatedly"; "the children were arguing hotly"


  1. hotlyadverb

    With great amounts of heat

  2. hotlyadverb

    In a heated manner; intensely or vehemently

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hotlyadverb

    Etymology: from hot.

    The stag was in the end so hotly pursued, that he was driven to make courage of despair. Philip Sidney.

    I do contest
    As hotly and as nobly with thy love,
    As ever in ambitious strength I did
    Contend against thy valour. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    The enemy, now at hand, began hotly to skirmish in divers places with the Christians. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Though this controversy be revived, and hotly agitated, I doubt whether it be not a nominal dispute. Boyle.

    Voracious birds, that hotly bill and breed,
    And largely drink, because on salt they feed. Dryden.


  1. hotly

    Hotly is an adverb that means in a passionate, heated, or fiercely intense manner. It is often used to describe circumstances with significant intensity, fervor, or anger. It can also refer to situations or discussions that are highly debated or controversial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hotlyadjective

    in a hot or fiery manner; ardently; vehemently; violently; hastily; as, a hotly pursued

  2. Hotlyadjective

    in a lustful manner; lustfully

  3. Etymology: [From Hot, a.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hotly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hotly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hotly in a Sentence

  1. Neil Gorsuch:

    Once a case is settled, that adds to the determinacy of the law, what was once a hotly-contested issue is no longer a hotly-contested issue. We move forward.

  2. Rajdeep Dasgupta:

    But the timing and mechanism of volatile delivery has been hotly debated, ours is the first scenario that can explain the timing and delivery in a way that is consistent with all of the geochemical evidence.

  3. Farbod Mimeh:

    This December will play host to two of the year’s most hotly anticipated announcements with Mario Draghi and Janet Yellen looking to set the tone for trading in 2016,” said Farbod Mimeh http://www.digitallook.com/news/market-report-europe/europe-open-stocks-waver-after-mixed-chinese-data-as-investors-eye-ecb--948735.html#sthash.gJwWJ67A.dpuf

  4. Elie Mystal:

    The veneration that this country has for the Constitution is simply weird. It's crazy. It's not what other countries do for their written documents, we act like this thing was etched in stone by the finger of God, when actually it was hotly contested and debated, scrawled out over a couple of weeks in the summer in Philadelphia in 1787, with a bunch of rich, white politicians making deals with each other.

  5. International Affairs Brandon Belford:

    There could be situations where some of the non-Havana markets would not be hotly contested, we will likely be in a position to make those determinations and award those frequencies to U.S. carriers in a shorter timeline.

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