from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In an intense or fiery way: a hotly contested will.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. With great amounts of heat
- adv. In a heated manner; intensely or vehemently
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a hot or fiery manner; ardently; vehemently; violently; hastily.
- adv. In a lustful manner; lustfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hot manner; ardently; vehemently; violently.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a heated manner
On a positive note, as I see it, the market continues to offer chances for smaller shops to win hotly contested midline ($75k-$150k) assignments.
The first lady will also be stumping for three Democratic candidates in hotly contested House races: Rep. Debbie Halvorson, Rep. Bill Foster and candidate Dan Seals.
After putting its energy into the 2008 acquisition of Northwest Airlines, the Atlanta-based carrier plans to spend more than $2 billion through 2013 to lure travelers with new flat-bed seats, video on demand and upgraded facilities in hotly contested markets such as New York.
This year's heavy spending means voters in hotly contested states are inundated.
She even asked President Bush when she and other grieving parents met with him during a campaign stop in hotly contested Ohio.
Make your donations today to Democrats in hotly-contested Senate races .....
Granser promptly began to weep, while Edwin hotly took up his defense.
"Why, look thee, Sibyll, suppose his warning true; suppose that at this hour I sought thee with intent to say that that destiny which ambition weaves for itself forbade me to fulfil a word hotly spoken; that I could not wed thee, -- should I not seem to thee a false wooer, a poor trifler with thy earnest heart; and so, couldst thou not recall the love of him whose truer and worthier homage yet lingers in thine ear, and with him be happy?"
The ones who are the sole opposition against incumbants should soldier on, but I’d like to see Al and others like him in hotly contested races get a break before election day.
"Her taste is no worse than -- than that of the rest of the women," Vance broke in hotly.