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English definition of “hotly”

hotly

adverb uk   /ˈhɒt.li/ us    /ˈhɑːt.li/
in an angry or excited way: She hotly denied having taken the money. closely and with determination: He ran down the street, hotly pursued by two police officers. a hotly contested election
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