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deeply

adverb
     
deep‧ly W3
1 used to emphasize that a belief, feeling, opinion etc is very strong, important, or sincere:
Her lies hurt my father deeply.
She is deeply upset.
He loves her deeply.
Teachers are deeply divided on this issue.
deeply held religious beliefs
2 in a serious, careful way:
Most doctors think deeply about what their patients want.
3 a long way into something
deeply into
John kept sinking more deeply into the mud.
4

breathe deeply

to take a large breath of air into your lungs
5

sleep deeply

to be in a deep sleep, from which it is hard to wake up

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