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highly (adv.)

Old English healice "nobly, gloriously, honorably;" see high (adj.) + -ly (1). Meaning "very, very much, fully" is mid-14c.

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Definitions of highly from WordNet

highly (adv.)
to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect;
does not think highly of his writing
He spoke highly of her
highly successful
Synonyms: extremely
highly (adv.)
at a high rate or wage;
highly paid workers
highly (adv.)
in a high position or level or rank;
details known by only a few highly placed persons
From wordnet.princeton.edu