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Heavily


HEAV'ILY, adverb hev'ily. [from heavy.] With great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.

1. With great weight of grief; grievously; afflictively. When calamities fall heavily on the christian, he finds consolation in Christ.

2. Sorrowfully; with grief.

I came hither to transport the tidings,

Which I have heavily borne.

3. With an air of sorrow or dejection.

Why looks your Grace so heavily to day?

4. With weight; oppressively. Taxes sometimes bear heavily on the people.

5. Slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; as, to move heavily

So they drove them heavily Exodus 14:25.