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From Middle English strongliche, strangliche, from Old English stranglīċe (strongly), equivalent to strong +‎ -ly.



strongly (comparative stronglier or more strongly, superlative strongliest or most strongly)

  1. In a strong or powerful manner.
    In the third race, Renowned Blaze finished strongly to win, paying sixteen dollars.
  2. Very much.
    His reply was strongly suggestive of a forthcoming challenge to the governor.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
      The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.