emphatically

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emphatic +‎ -ally

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emphatically (comparative more emphatically, superlative most emphatically)

  1. In an emphatic manner; with emphasis.
    • Macaulay
      He was indeed emphatically a popular writer.
    • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, BBC Sport:
      Dos Santos, who has often been on the fringes at Spurs since moving from Barcelona, whipped in a fantastic cross that Pavlyuchenko emphatically headed home for his first goal of the season.
  2. (obsolete) Not really, but apparently.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

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