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


more than sufficiently; fully; generously: he was amply rewarded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for amply

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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