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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heavily  \Heav"i*ly\,  adv  [From  2d  {Heavy}.] 
  1.  In  a  heavy  manner;  with  great  weight;  as  to  bear  heavily 
  on  a  thing  to  be  heavily  loaded. 
 
  Heavily  interested  in  those  schemes  of  emigration. 
  --The  Century. 
 
  2.  As  if  burdened  with  a  great  weight;  slowly  and 
  laboriously;  with  difficulty;  hence  in  a  slow,  difficult, 
  or  suffering  manner;  sorrowfully. 
 
  And  took  off  their  chariot  wheels,  that  they  drave 
  them  heavily.  --Ex.  xiv.  25. 
 
  Why  looks  your  grace  so  heavily  to-day?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heavily 
  adv  1:  to  a  considerable  degree;  "he  relied  heavily  on  others' 
  data"  [syn:  {to  a  great  extent}] 
  2:  in  a  heavy-footed  manner;  "he  walked  heavily  up  the  three 
  flights  to  his  room" 
  3:  with  great  force;  "she  hit  her  arm  heavily  against  the  wall" 
  4:  in  a  manner  designed  for  heavy  duty;  "a  heavily  constructed 
  car";  "heavily  armed" 
  5:  slowly  as  if  burdened  by  much  weight;  "time  hung  heavy  on 
  their  hands"  [syn:  {heavy}] 
  6:  indulging  excessively;  "he  drank  heavily"  [syn:  {intemperately}, 
  {hard}]  [ant:  {lightly}] 




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