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By a considerable amount; very much.‘I admire him greatly’[as submodifier] ‘they now have greatly increased powers’
very much, much, by a considerable amount, considerably, to a great extent, substantially, appreciably, significantly, markedly, sizeably, seriously, materially, signally, profoundly, to a great degreeenormously, vastly, immensely, tremendously, hugely, mightily, abundantly, extremely, exceedingly, remarkablyplenty, majorly, well, to the nth degreeView synonyms
- ‘There is also the greatly increased pollution these measures are known to create.’
- ‘The other essential is a pond, which greatly increases the diversity of garden life.’
- ‘It was then I noticed exactly who was working the door, and it shocked me greatly.’
- ‘An honest ability in the maintenance of small things is greatly to be respected.’
- ‘One could tell she had greatly admired the skills of other sportsmen and women.’
- ‘After that his manners greatly improved, and he became very fond of their dog, Timmy.’
- ‘The Greenland climate is greatly influenced by the amount of heat released by the sea.’
- ‘If you could find a moment to mention it on your journal, I'd greatly appreciate it.’
- ‘It will greatly enhance the ability of public health staff to deal with future incidents.’
- ‘Numerological significance can greatly add to the power of the runes when used in magic.’
- ‘I respect you greatly and very much admire what you have achieved in so many places.’
- ‘The fabric of the building must have suffered greatly from the recent extremes of weather.’
- ‘This was a beautiful, moving film and the music contributed greatly to its power.’
- ‘This picture was greatly admired by the King of France who above all else was a lover of art.’
- ‘The performance of this play in the following year greatly increased his notoriety.’
- ‘Thoughts on any suitable strategies or war stories would be greatly appreciated.’
- ‘Mary was very much at the centre of the family circle and she will be greatly missed by all.’
- ‘As the weight of traffic has greatly increased I find this should be a necessity now.’
- ‘Other maintenance jobs which will greatly improve the look of your lawn can also be done in spring.’
- ‘I greatly regret not allowing something to happen which would have been good for both of us.’
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