• Heavily decorated, with figures and inscriptions
    Heavily decorated, with figures and inscriptions
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv heavily to a considerable degree "he relied heavily on others' data"
    • adv heavily indulging excessively "he drank heavily"
    • adv heavily in a labored manner "he breathed heavily"
    • adv heavily slowly as if burdened by much weight "time hung heavy on their hands"
    • adv heavily in a manner designed for heavy duty "a heavily constructed car","heavily armed"
    • adv heavily in a heavy-footed manner "he walked heavily up the three flights to his room"
    • adv heavily with great force "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Arches leading up to a high ceiling; this and the walls are heavily decorated Arches leading up to a high ceiling; this and the walls are heavily decorated

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Peanuts are salted in the shell by boiling them in a heavily salted solution, then allowing them to dry.
    • Heavily As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully. "And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily .""Why looks your grace so heavily to-day?"
    • Heavily Greatly; intensely; as, heavily involved in a plot; heavily invested in real estate.
    • Heavily In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded. "Heavily interested in those schemes of emigration."
    • Heavily In large quantity; as, it rained heavily .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
    • heavily In a heavy manner; with great weight or burden.
    • heavily Hence With oppression or difficulty; grievously; dejectedly; tediously.
    • heavily Densely; thickly: as, heavily bearded; heavily timbered.
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  • W. S. Gilbert
    “Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.”
  • Francois FeNelon
    “Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.”
  • Henny Youngman
    Henny Youngman
    “You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.”
  • Joyce Grenfell
    Joyce Grenfell
    “Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 2d Heavy


In literature:

Brodrick tried heavily to keep Nicky off it.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Once inside the car, the porter sniffed heavily.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
She labored heavily in the furious sea.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The sun rose, melting the frost, and a breath of warm air, laden with the scent of pine, moved heavily under the huge, yellow trees.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The end of the trek brought her to Piceance Creek and a father now heavily bearded and with long, unkempt hair.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He was slightly above average height, rather heavily built, and inclined to flabbiness.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Clinch, now slightly intoxicated, leaned heavily on the pantry shelf beside Smith, adjusting his pistol under his suspenders.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
The skipper lifted himself heavily out of his chair and clambered down the companion.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
The desperado had been drinking heavily and was ready to do murder.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The night was a bitterly cold one, and snow was falling heavily.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
And then nearer, running heavily and breathing hard, came another man.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
In a few minutes they were back at the camp, where they found Chris stretched out on the ground breathing heavily, his face an ashen hue.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The rain fell steadily but less heavily.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
He fell heavily, and I thrust a hand across his mouth.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
He relaxed, panting heavily.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
His heart was thudding heavily as he descended the stairs, preceded by one guard, followed by the other and by d'Ucello's clerk.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
It came on a very stormy night; the wind rattled every window in the house, and it rained heavily.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
Also he sought the company of men, he drank heavily now and again.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
There was a pitcher of water at his hand, upon which he drew heavily, with the entire good-will and approbation of Isom.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The mouth was a cruel line between heavily sensuous lips.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In poetry:

Next morning something heavily
Against the opening door did weigh,
And there, from sin and sorrow free,
A woman on the threshold lay.
"The Forlorn" by James Russell Lowell
Like the low murmur of full tide on a beach
Where tide shall never roll,
They sent their mournful, inarticulate speech
Heavily on my soul.
"Sheep" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Long since, they ran no more;
Heavily pulling they died
On the sand of the hopeless shore
Where never swelled or sank a tide,
And the salt burns sore.
"A Mammon-Marriage" by George MacDonald
As the weary hours went by,
As the chimes rang heavily,
That lonely one did shrink and start
From the slow stern tread of misery
Printing its footstep on her heart.
"The Mother's Lesson" by Menella Bute Smedley
The wind is high, the rain falls heavily,
The strongest heart may well admit a fear,
For there are wrecks on land as well as sea
Eíen though the haven may be very near.
"Lines Written In Uncertainty" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
So it began; and I was young,
She pretty, by the lamp,
As flakes came waltzing down among
The waves of her clinging hair, that hung
Heavily on her temples, dark and damp.
"The Contretemps" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Budgets are being heavily allocated to defense and security.
Abdul Hakim Muhajid met with GlobalPost in June 2009 in a heavily guarded residence in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
The former Massachusetts governor was heavily favored entering Election Day over the Democratic incumbent.
The Romney spots have aired heavily in North Carolina and other swing states.
State counting heavily on its three freshmen, junior forward C.J.
A popular type of weight-loss products, heavily promoted on the Internet, is fraudulent and illegal, Food and Drug Administration officials say.
Welded steel tube and heavily cold worked (HCW) tubes.
China invests heavily in Brazil, elsewhere in pursuit of political heft .
With more than 18 million visitors a year, New Jersey has some of the most heavily used state parks in the country.
A stronger home-ec curriculum could also rebut the myth that heavily processed foods are cheaper.
Secluded on four heavily wooded acres, the newly constructed Wildwood Inn combines Old World elegance with todays most progressive technology.
A heavily corrected manuscript in Mark Twain's hand, discovered some months ago in a trunk in a Los Angeles attic, is the first half of the original text of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ," Sotheby's said yesterday.
An electrical failure started a fire that heavily damaged a single family home at 173 Denver St in Fall River Sunday evening.
The airport is deep within heavily restricted airspace, guarded by fighter jets.
The possibility that their loved ones may not come home weighs heavily on the families of soldiers.

In science:

Our previous discussion has also illustrated the complexity and difficulty of modelling the long-wavelength spectra of galaxies, heavily dependent on the relative geometries of stars and dust.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The XMM-Newton first-light image revealed X-ray point sources which show heavily absorbed powerlaw spectra.
AGN in the XMM-Newton first-light image as probes for the interstellar medium in the LMC
While writing this monograph I have drawn heavily from the notes I prepared for the Hyderabad courses. I thank Prof.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The heavily reddened galaxies are too blue at a given Mg2 , indicating that their reddenings have been overestimated.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
The classification relies heavily on this rule and on the assumed unitary implementations of the discrete symmetries.
A Classification of Non-Hermitian Random Matrices
Finally, we establish the link with subfactor theory, relying heavily on Izumi’s work, improving on it only slightly.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Shor’s algorithm depends heavily on the interrelationship of these two norms.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Again, the size of Gk controls how heavily the measurement is weighted.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
That pro ject relies heavily on the ability to compute nearly random group elements.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
However symmetry of the Hadamard walk depends heavily on the initial qubit state, see Konno, Namiki and Soshi (2002).
Limit theorems and absorption problems for quantum random walks in one dimension
This model was studied heavily in the framework of perturbing 1-dimensional Brownian motion, see for instance [5, 14] and reference therein.
Excited Random Walk
However, their lemma and their proof relied heavily on µ having reflection symmetries as well as translational symmetries.
Random Surfaces
It would also be nice to have a proof of the variational principle that does not rely as heavily on analysis as the proof we presented here for the perturbed isotropic case.
Random Surfaces
The second approach relies more heavily on the underlying symmetric space structure.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
In many respects our understanding of the planetesimal disk evolution heavily relies on the numerical investigations, and these studies significantly grew in complexity in recent years (Wetherill & Stewart 1989, 1993; Kenyon & Luu 1998, 2002; Inaba et al. 2001).
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks