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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflatlyflat‧ly /ˈflætli/ adverb  1 flatly refuse/deny/oppose etc something2 EMOTIONALwithout showing any emotion ‘Aunt Alicia has changed her will, ’ she said flatly.
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flatlyIt is also true that the two main Opposition parties have energy policies which are flatly contradicted by their environmental policies.He had spoken very flatly, making his introduction sound like a threat.He said flatly that there was no chance of a reconciliation.When she had first proposed doing the piece, her bosses had flatly turned down her proposal.
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