2. [syn: powerfully, strongly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strongly \Strong"ly\, adv.
In a strong manner; so as to be strong in action or in
resistance; with strength; with great force; forcibly;
powerfully; firmly; vehemently; as, a town strongly
fortified; he objected strongly.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: with strength or in a strong manner; "argues very
strongly for his proposal"; "he was strongly opposed to
the government" [ant: weakly]
2: in a powerful manner; "the federal government replaced the
powerfully pro-settler Sir Godfrey Huggins with the even
tougher and more determined ex-trade unionist" [syn: