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English definition of “highly”

highly

adverb (IMPORTANT)    /ˈhaɪ.li/
in an important or influential (= having a lot of influence ) position : According to one highly placed source , the prime minister had threatened to resign over this issue .Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
(Definition of highly adverb (IMPORTANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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