warmly

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warm +‎ -ly

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warmly (comparative warmlier or more warmly, superlative warmliest or most warmly)

  1. In a manner that maintains warm temperature.
    Be sure to dress warmly today!
  2. In a warm, friendly manner.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      I said so - I said so warmly, for I felt that the Professor was an ill-used man.
  3. (dated) With emotion, or with a certain amount of anger, somewhat hotly.
    1811, [Jane Austen], chapter XIV, in Sense and Sensibility [], volume I, London: [] C[harles] Roworth, [], and published by T[homas] Egerton, [], OCLC 20599507, page 166:
    One evening in particular, about a week after Colonel Brandon left the country, his heart seemed more than usually open to every feeling of attachment to the objects around him; and on Mrs. Dashwood’s happening to mention her design of improving the cottage in the spring, he warmly opposed every alteration of a place which affection had established as perfect with him. “What!” he exclaimed⁠—“improve this dear cottage! No. That I will never consent to. Not a stone must be added to its walls, not an inch to its size, if my feelings are regarded.”
    1811, [Jane Austen], chapter XII, in Sense and Sensibility [], volume I, London: [] C[harles] Roworth, [], and published by T[homas] Egerton, [], OCLC 20599507, page 135:
    Elinor then ventured to doubt the propriety of her receiving such a present from a man so little, or at least so lately known to her. This was too much. “You are mistaken, Elinor,” said she warmly, “in supposing I know very little of Willoughby."

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