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[mahyt-l-ee] /ˈmaɪt l i/
in a mighty manner; powerfully or vigorously.
to a great extent or degree; very much:
to desire something mightily.
Origin of mightily
before 900; Middle English; Old English mihtiglīce. See mighty, -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mightily
  • Coral reefs, among other ecosystems, are suffering mightily at the hands of humans.
  • Many people struggle mightily to achieve and are of course disappointed by less successful outcomes.
  • The corporate overlords would profit mightily off the carnage wreaked by faulty products flooding our villages and homes.
  • The press is working mightily to make sure that never happens.
  • And the country is also struggling mightily with the costs.
  • Elite universities have benefited mightily from a number of converging long-term trends, none of their making.
  • One has to struggle mightily, as an academic press, to make these codes work meaningfully for scholarly books.
  • It is not an anthropomorphism to say that everyone was mightily frazzled.
  • Naturally there's one group that would be mightily upset at closing the shipping locks: shipping companies.
  • He contributes mightily to the ferment, and partakes.
British Dictionary definitions for mightily


to a great extent, amount, or degree
with might; powerfully or vigorously
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Word Origin and History for mightily

Old English mihtiglice; see mighty + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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