Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a solid manner, in any sense of the word solid. Firmly; densely; compactly: as, the parts of a pier solidly united.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a solid manner; densely; compactly; firmly; truly.
- adv. with strength and soundness
- adv. as an undiversified whole
- solid + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Since they overwhelmingly concentrate in solidly Democrat pro-welfare state districts, even illegal immigrants help expand the political strength of the left.”
“It's heard on both the TV and radio solidly from the time the first green tips of asparagus and pink stalks of rhubarb crawl out from their hiding places in the Spring until the last dregs of the zucchini and apples die off in late October.”
“NEW YORK — Gold futures hit a record above $1,350 overnight and remained in solidly positive territory as participants continued to buy the metal as a hedge against currency devaluations.”
“A combination of political inertia and the package of prejudice, fossilized religion and misogyny known as social conservatism remain solidly in the way of full reproductive choice for Canadian women.”
“Plus Obama beats McCain solidly with independents, and Hillary loses to McCain with independents.”
“Even in solidly red states, such as South Dakota, the support for total criminalization is weak.”
“Adam Barmann, who made his first start at quarterback for Kansas since Oct. 8, 2005, filled in solidly for injured freshman Kerry Meier.”
“Bill Guerin, Jonathan Cheechoo, Steve Bernier and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who remain solidly in the postseason picture in the Western Conference despite losing in regulation for the first time in more than three weeks.”
“These are solidly from the current administration, not some liberal.”
“However even though the crossover was small, these precincts remain solidly Republican which is what keeps Marshall safe for now in his seat.”
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