From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhotlyhotly /htli htli/ adverb 1 angryin an excited or angry wayhotly debated/disputed/denied etc The rumor has been hotly denied.2 done with a lot of energy and effort one of the most hotly contested congressional space needle discount tickets elections The man ran out of the store, hotly.
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Times, Sunday Times (2006).Take THE quiz Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.Tough negotiations are expected over at least two years to clear the way to accords on contested areas including agriculture and drug and vehicle safety standards.Times, Sunday Times (2009 frontiers are hotly contested and impossible to verify.Examples from the Corpus hotly I hate this man, she thought hotly.The Sun (2007)And contested elections are frequently divisive.This approximate definition, not unlike others in hotly contested areas of inquiry, is also a guide to further research.Marc fisher, Washington Post, "What.