Definition of 'highly'
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Example sentences containing 'highly'
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It is highly unlikely that the island will become habitable for overnight tourists in the near future. Smithsonian Mag (2017)As such it is highly controversial. Computing (2010)Such a swing is highly unlikely. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a highly competitive world, with only four participants of any size. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then it's highly unlikely to be cancer. The Sun (2016)We are all highly competitive people but if you take it too seriously you don't perform as well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the other is a video games executive behind the highly successful Candy Crush series. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The menu is extensive as they are, in culinary terms, highly competitive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Do you want a role where you feel good about what you do, or a highly paid one that's also easy? The Sun (2017)Most of us will acknowledge that we are indeed highly susceptible. Christianity Today (2000)Winning a place on the programme is highly competitive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To have one highly successful career would be enough for most. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is highly unlikely that you are one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The use and exchange of this data is highly controversial. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It is obvious that this way of thinking is highly conducive to a resentful frame of mind. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He himself discovers something highly unexpected about his own mother. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you can spot and invest in those disruptive businesses early it can be highly successful. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Indeed it is highly desirable that any company remain flexible and practice doing something new and different. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Being highly competitive usually ends up bringing out the worst in people rather than the best. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)In my view that is highly unlikely. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was hardly surprising that some parts of it proved highly controversial. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)He is a highly successful businessman and a competent administrator. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Avoid highly competitive sport which may incite you to do more than is comfortable. Coping with Angina (1990)The very quiet adolescent may not necessarily be weathering this phase better than the highly disruptive one. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But shareholders are highly unlikely to be so reckless. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her theory was highly controversial but she stuck to until it won mainstream acceptance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He said that the family were highly respected and hard-working. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fans did not think highly of him because they didn't know how poorly he was. The Sun (2010)If something is highly negatively charged from the past, that often drives future behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As it all comes together, it is a highly emotional finale indeed. The Sun (2014)Saturn contacts the moon, giving you a confidence boost as you discover people think highly of you. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'highly'
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Translations for 'highly'
British English: highly ADVERB
Highly is used before some adjectives to mean 'very'.
He was a highly successful salesman.
Definition of highly from the Collins English Dictionary
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