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From Middle English hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from Old English hēalīce (“highly”), equivalent to high + -ly. Cognate with Dutch hoogelijk (“highly”), German höchlich (“highly”), Danish højlig (“highly”), Swedish högligen (“highly”).
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- In a high or esteemed manner.
- He spoke highly of you.
- extremely; greatly; awfully
- He is in a highly visible job.
- The adverb highly and the adverb high shouldn't be mistaken.
- This is certainly highly recommended.
- High above us the stars were shining.
in a high or esteemed manner
extremely, greatly, awfully
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