Definitions

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  • adv. In a weighty manner; ponderously; forcibly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a weighty manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a weighty manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a serious manner
  • adv. as something very heavy

Etymologies

weighty +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yevgeny Sudbin starts weightily enough, with one of Chopin's most extraordinary achievements, the F minor Fantasy.

    Chopin: Ballades Nos 3 and 4; F minor Fantasy; Mazurkas; Nocturnes – review

  • The Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping's playfulness is more weightily sculptural but its lightness of spirit is no less incongruous.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • “I see”, said Kontio, not in passing, but weightily, as though something had just fallen into place.

    June 2009

  • I hesitate to ascribe to Weldon the wisdom of the aged – because, inasmuch as she is weightily wise, she always leavens this with a wickedly dry wit; and besides, she seemed exactly the same to me as the first time I met her, which must have been 15 years ago, when she was a mere stripling of 65.

    You're Looking Very Well by Lewis Wolpert – review

  • I am still interested enough to watch the pilot saw his way down through the last few hundred feet to arrive weightily at Stansted.

    Madness and Miracles in Central France

  • I could feel the heart and dedication sitting weightily along every chipped, wooden shelf where the librarians had long forgotten me, and I hunkered down into knowledge that was meted out at a rate determined by the speed at which I could read and find new volumes on the shelf.

    Pornography Is A Washed-Up Unicorn

  • “It has given me pain, Mr. Jarndyce,” Sir Leicester weightily proceeded.

    Bleak House

  • He also descries promise in the figure of Mr. George himself, striding towards them in his mornmg exercise with his pipe in his mouth, no stock on, and his muscular arms, developed by broadsword and dumbbell, weightily asserting themselves through his light shirt – sleeves.

    Bleak House

  • But he had felt tenderly and gratefully towards the Bells, as you have seen; and when he heard himself arraigned as one who had offended them so weightily, his heart was touched with penitence and grief.

    The Chimes

  • He weightily communicated his opinion to their host, that his life must be a very dreary life here in the winter.

    Little Dorrit

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