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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But vitally, it as an unmistakably modern effort, possessed of a distinctive dystopian angst.’
- ‘He argued that the Bank's zero interest rate policy was precluding vitally required economic restructuring.’
- ‘A small and vitally fundamental point, for without an ability to draw, and all the looking it entails, an artist cannot be made.’
2In an energetic or lively manner.‘activity and busyness make me feel that I am vitally alive’
- ‘Always vitally interested in the welfare of workers, she became business representative of the organization in October of 1962.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The president has to be as vitally engaged there as he is in Baghdad.’
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