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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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  • Some voters were deeply conflicted on which way to turn after two solid years of campaigning.
  • Plant in full sun, and water deeply only occasionally once established.
  • With deeply-profiled panel members, studies can be conducted with an extensive range of specific target segments.
  • After true leaves appear, water plants deeply once a week.
  • Water plants deeply and regularly for the first two years.
  • The petals usually overlap and are often indented at the apex, sometimes so deeply that each flower appears to have ten parts.
  • Leaves range from simple ovals to deeply lobed and finely dissected shapes.
  • Water deeply at planting time, then frequently thereafter until they are established.
  • If you're considering planting lawn in a deeply shaded area, think first about alternatives.
  • Defects such as a deeply caved top and gummy, dense texture are serious.
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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