deeply

deeply
deep|ly
W3 [ˈdi:pli] adv
1.) used to emphasize that a belief, feeling, opinion etc is very strong, important, or sincere
Her lies hurt my father deeply.
She is deeply upset.
He loves her deeply.
Teachers are deeply divided on this issue.
deeply held religious beliefs
2.) in a serious, careful way
Most doctors think deeply about what their patients want.
3.) a long way into something
deeply into
John kept sinking more deeply into the mud.
4.) breathe deeply
to take a large breath of air into your lungs
5.) sleep deeply
to be in a deep sleep, from which it is hard to wake up

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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