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[deep-lee] /ˈdip li/
at or to a considerable extent downward; well within or beneath a surface.
to a thorough extent or profound degree:
deeply pained; deeply committed.
with depth of color, tone, sound, etc.
with great cunning, skill, and subtlety.
Origin of deeply
before 900; Middle English deply, Old English dēoplīce, derivative of dēoplīc (adj.), equivalent to dēop deep + -līc(e) -ly
2. greatly, thoroughly, intensely, acutely. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Insensibly the sight of that ever-rolling flood must have deeply affected them.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • All who listened were deeply impressed by language so mysterious.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • This is one of the commandments which is most deeply stamped in the heart of man.

  • The philosopher was too deeply impressed to return to the festivities of Olympia.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • But her face was deeply wrinkled and her hair was snowy white.

    Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Word Origin and History for deeply

Old English deoplice (see deep (adj.)), used in both literal and figurative senses.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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