Deeply Deep"ly, adv. 1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply. [1913 Webster]

2. Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics. [1913 Webster]

He had deeply offended both his nobles and people. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

He sighed deeply in his spirit. --Mark viii. 12. [1913 Webster]

3. Very; with a tendency to darkness of color. [1913 Webster]

The deeply red juice of buckthorn berries. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

4. Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument. [1913 Webster]

5. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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