[ UK /mˈa‍ɪtɪli/ ]
[ US /ˈmaɪtəɫi/ ]
  1. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    it is powerful humid
    they have a right nice place
    that boy is powerful big now
    he's mighty tired
    the baby is mighty cute
    they rejoiced mightily
  2. powerfully or vigorously
    he strove mightily to achieve a better position in life
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How To Use mightily In A Sentence

  • Lobefins today have dwindled to the lungfishes and the coelacanths ‘dwindled’ as ‘fish’, that is, but mightily expanded on land: we land vertebrates are aberrant lungfish. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • So spake he, and Athene was mightily angered at heart, and chid Odysseus in wrathful words: ‘Odysseus, thou hast no more steadfast might nor any prowess, as when for nine whole years continually thou didst battle with the Trojans for high born Helen, of the white arms, and many men thou slewest in terrible warfare, and by thy device the wide-wayed city of Priam was taken. Book XXII
  • Origen did mightily oppugn a new heresie which did springe vpp in his tyme/it was called the heresie of Helchesaites/and at lẽghth he did happily extinguishe it. A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful by Peter Martyr; Wherunto is Added A Sermon made of the Confessing of Christ and His Gospel and of the Denying of the sam
  • Having done with him I took boat again (being mightily struck with a woman in a hat, a seaman's mother, -- [Mother or mauther, a wench.] -- that stood on the key) and home, where at the office all the morning with Sir W. Coventry and some others of our board hiring of fireships, and Sir W. Coventry begins to see my pains again, which I do begin to take, and I am proud of it, and I hope shall continue it. Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1666 N.S.
  • In this rather archaically written biography, marred by ornate, stilted language and the author's reliance on and citation of endlessly extended passages from his great-great-grandfather's autobiography, James Mellon struggles mightily but fails to make his readers care much for or about Thomas Mellon. Banking On the Future
  • I'd like to be picking holes in him but he was mightily impressive at Leopardstown and seems to have it all. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then Plenorius gat his horse, and came with a spear in his hand walloping toward Sir Launcelot; and then they began to feutre their spears, and came together as thunder, and smote either other so mightily that their horses fell down under them. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1
  • It was mightily impressive bowling by any standards, and with his left hand in plaster it was quite remarkable.
  • She was singing live on Radio 2 and he was a mightily impressed fellow guest. The Sun
  • they rejoiced mightily
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