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amply

[am-plee] /ˈæm pli/
adverb
1.
in an ample manner; sufficiently or abundantly:
He apologized amply for his error. They were amply supplied with food.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; amp(le) + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for amply

amply

/ˈæmplɪ/
adverb
1.
more than sufficiently; fully; generously: he was amply rewarded
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Word Origin and History for amply
adv.

1550s, from ample + -ly (2).

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