One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way that is absolutely necessary or essential.‘they depend vitally on government subsidies’as submodifier ‘the music plays a vitally important role’
- ‘He argued that the Bank's zero interest rate policy was precluding vitally required economic restructuring.’
- ‘But vitally, it as an unmistakably modern effort, possessed of a distinctive dystopian angst.’
- ‘A small and vitally fundamental point, for without an ability to draw, and all the looking it entails, an artist cannot be made.’
- ‘They are consulted on every issue that vitally affects the country.’
- ‘What is so enjoyable about this is seeing him come into his own, and make a vitally valid contribution to music.’
2In an energetic or lively manner.‘activity and busyness make me feel that I am vitally alive’
- ‘The president has to be as vitally engaged there as he is in Baghdad.’
- ‘From the first days of their courtship, his wife had been a woman vitally erotic, playfully taunting.’
- ‘A remarkable versifier, Dylan exploits the possibilities of poetic form more vitally and vigorously than ever.’
- ‘This wider cultural and historical perspective is important to Walker's novel because the form of knowledge that it offers is vitally liberating and empowering.’
- ‘Always vitally interested in the welfare of workers, she became business representative of the organization in October of 1962.’
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