from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a powerful manner; with great force or energy; potently; strongly.

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  • adverb In a powerful manner.

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

  • adverb in a manner having a powerful influence
  • adverb in a powerful manner


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powerful +‎ -ly


  • Most of their living descendants, including me, remain powerfully connected to the rough and not especially hospitable sheep country that their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents opened up in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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  • She dreamed of Negro women appearing as flickering images in powerfully lighted boxes that could be seen in sitting rooms far distant, and colored men dressed in garish costumes like children, playing odd sporting games and bragging like drunkardsevery bit of pride, decency, and morality squeezed clean out of them.

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  • In each case, the music amplifies the message in powerfully and socially relevant way.

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  • The encounter that stages Julie's absence most powerfully is the lovers 'first kiss, as described by

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  • The thing that story does so powerfully is to unite those two journeys in this magical way, so that we can go to a movie or read a book and we become this character.

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  • Most often, those writers who have tapped in powerfully, enough to start bidding wars and land gigantic advances, have done it because they are passionate about what they’re writing.

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  • It’s an interesting side point … if we can write something that resonates that quickly and powerfully is a great thing to shoot for in a title, and then in the material that follows.

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  • He thought, He's gone mad, and found the idea powerfully reassuring.

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  • The attention is here called powerfully into play.

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  • Just watching them ride away affected young Gus and young Call powerfully.

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