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- (archaic) Nobly; magnanimously.
- To a great extent or degree.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
2011 October 29, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal”, in BBC Sport:
- Terry's goal looked to have put Chelsea in control on the stroke of half-time but Arsenal's response presented a compelling case for Wenger's insistence that reports of his side's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Expenses greatly exceeded revenues.
He was more greatly beloved than anyone in living memory.
to a great extent
Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: safe · main · q · #980: greatly · floor · example · class