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Deeply


DEEPLY, adverb

1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as a passion deeply rooted in our nature; precepts deeply engraven on the heart.

2. Profoundly; thoroughly; as deeply skilled in ethics or anatomy.

3. To or from the inmost recesses of the heart; eith great sorrow; most feelingly.

He sighed deeply in his spirit. Mark 8:12.

He was deeply affected at the sight.

4. To a great degree; as, he has deeply offended.

They have deeply corrupted themselves. Hosea 9.

5. With a dark hye, or strong color; as a deeply red liquor; deeply colored.

6. Gravely; as a deeply toned instrument.

7. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as a deeply laid plot or intrigue.

This word cannot easily be defined in all its various applications. In general it gives emphasis or intensity to the word which it qualifies.