COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
benefit greatly/enormously/considerably etc
▪ I’m sure you’ll benefit greatly from the visit.
▪ The amount of food available varies considerably from season to season.
contribute substantially/significantly/greatly etc to sth
▪ Enya’s success has contributed substantially to the current interest in Celtic music.
▪ I deeply regretted what had happened.
▪ Modern teaching methods differ greatly from those fifty years ago.
▪ They soon realized that the opposing team’s players were far superior to their own.
▪ Iron is greatly inferior to steel in many ways.
greatly/highly exaggerated (=by a large amount)
▪ The union put the figure at 5,000, but we believe this has been greatly exaggerated.
▪ I was greatly relieved when he agreed.
▪ He has greatly reduced the political power of the armed forces.
▪ The author is a highly respected historian.
seriously/deeply/greatly etc disturbed
▪ The ancient tools discovered in Ethiopia strongly resemble those found in Tanzania.
▪ The town had suffered badly in the war.
▪ Men in prison vastly outnumber women.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ The value of a doctor's notes is greatly enhanced if the information is concisely presented.
▪ These have turned in greatly enhanced profits for the year ending December 31.
▪ The last traces of independence within the military establishment were removed and the State's powers of coercion greatly enhanced.
▪ So, too, is the high-rise appearance and greatly enhanced performance.
▪ Although members are down in the senior section a greatly improved atmosphere now exists.
▪ Later developments, however, have produced greatly improved versions of this type of cladding.
▪ They can do this with a fraction of the water usage of the normal in-rack system and has a greatly improved performance.
▪ The benefits: greatly improved productivity and more effective decision making which will provide your business with an even greater competitive advantage.
▪ It also greatly improved blood circulation which in turn helps to induce peaceful, deep, relaxing sleep.
▪ Because of this greatly improved performance, the board is recommending a 33% increase in dividend to 0.8 pence.
▪ The result was a substantial increase in survival partly because of surgery and partly because of the greatly improved general care that infants received.
▪ The greatly increased power which flows from the Act is enshrouded in a mist of complicated statutory provisions.
▪ The significantly lower plasminogen activator activity of malignant ascites is associated with greatly increased concentrations of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1.
▪ Since work started a greatly increased number of visitors have been arriving, and since the reopening regular services have been held.
▪ They have also had to face greatly increased competition both to get into drama school and into the profession.
▪ If the amphibians could manage to deposit their eggs out of water, their young would certainly have greatly increased chances of survival.
▪ By 1870 the old city ramparts and defensive gateways had been torn down because they hindered the greatly increased flow of traffic.
▪ Companies can purchase multiple copies of popular packages at greatly reduced prices.
▪ Arrangement can be made to stay at the Hotel at a greatly reduced price.
▪ The hotel also boasts a tennis court available to all guests at greatly reduced rates.
▪ With a greatly reduced army, he marched into the kingdoms of Deria and Lerida.
▪ If possible, brush the sauce on a couple of hours before cooking as this will add greatly to the flavour.
▪ A general sense of impunity has added greatly to this situation.
▪ It believes that this has added greatly to its competitive position in the market.
▪ Faculty examinations are also unnecessary because they will add greatly to training and development costs.
▪ This phenomenon actually adds greatly to the congenial atmosphere of an agency and encourages friendship and good relations at all levels.
▪ Pilot schemes suggest they can add greatly to the citizen's sense of security and build support for the police.
▪ The quality of graphics in Death Watch is breathtaking and adds greatly to the atmosphere of fantasy and adventure.
▪ But a chief from Puna who had greatly admired Naihe's surfing ability sent a servant to wake the sleeping chanter.
▪ I greatly admire the former San Francisco mayor and legislator.
▪ Spiers was an unassuming and kindly man, whose painstaking scholarship was greatly admired by those who knew him.
▪ I have combined here details from three programs that I know and whose directors, students, and ex-students I admire greatly.
▪ Oliver was very surprised to see all this, and greatly admired them for controlling their sadness so well.
▪ A friend, whom 1 admire greatly, was hospitalized after a heart attack.
▪ The beautifully illuminated Gondola, which was so greatly admired a year ago, will recommence nightly voyages.
▪ They are two singers I greatly admire.
▪ Neville Chamberlain was greatly affected by the death of his cousin Norman and determined that such sacrifice should not be wasted.
▪ The direction of the new world order will be greatly affected by chance.
▪ The quality of the relationships is greatly affected by the approach to them and to the task adopted by the project manager.
▪ Some of these attributes do and some do not greatly affect the eating satisfaction of foods.
▪ Should the proposals come into force they would greatly affect the already unfairly restricted use of metal detectors.
▪ Some industries, for example plastics, will evidently not be greatly affected.
▪ To achieve efficiency, pruning of low-scoring readings may take place at certain points without greatly affecting the accuracy of the system.
▪ But it greatly affects the inherent or acquired advantages of any given situation.
▪ Her ability to keep the notoriously impatient monarch amused was greatly appreciated in royal circles.
▪ His service and wise counsel during his tenure as chairman have been greatly appreciated by all of us on the Board.
▪ Prizes or donations for the Raffle would be greatly appreciated.
▪ If you could please take your time and respond, it would be greatly appreciated and it will be worth it.
▪ A muddy bottom is greatly appreciated by all Bacopa species.
▪ Fox and Associates greatly appreciates the opportunity to bid on this project. 16.
▪ We greatly appreciate the interest she is showing in our work and will value her professional guidance. 5.
▪ Any information would be greatly appreciated.
▪ By 1900, imports had halved the cost of meat and bread, greatly assisting the diet of the working classes.
▪ This can greatly assist in tendering or in compiling house scales.
▪ Amplified vibration can reinforce the normal rhythm of speech and can greatly assist forming the right habits.
▪ The government's international rehabilitation was greatly assisted by the Gulf war.
▪ If a loop system is installed in the room or hall, this will greatly assist the majority of aid-users.
▪ The Corporate Plan, recently approved by Council, will greatly assist in the focusing of future budgets.
▪ As committed feminists they feel that feminism can greatly assist the professional mental health worker.
▪ He was always ready to help anybody and in this he was greatly assisted by Rosemary.
▪ As we have seen Nonconformists benefited greatly from rising standards of living and the movement to the suburbs.
▪ Las Vegas benefited greatly from an influx of visitors, many of whom made stopovers on the way to Phoenix.
▪ In both contract races Hunslet benefited greatly from its low overheads.
▪ But he benefits greatly by knowing that you know and respect what he wants.
▪ It is at this point that a right heart attitude would benefit greatly from an intelligent technique.
▪ If anything like this is offered, most people would benefit greatly from participating.
▪ They also include the control of environmental pollution, and we could benefit greatly through co-operating further on defence and foreign policy.
▪ In 1986, for instance, Dole supported an inheritance tax code that greatly benefited the Gallos.
▪ And he says things have changed greatly in Cleveland over the last five years.
▪ In those ten years, a blink of the eye to a historian, the United States changed greatly.
▪ Man has greatly changed himself as a person in the same period of time by changing the world in which he lives.
▪ Even in today's greatly changed urban landscape, the K ppersm hle in Duisburg is still a striking city landmark.
▪ Her father had changed greatly with his wife's death, too.
▪ The world has changed greatly since 1967 and it is not easy merely to return to United Nations resolution 242.
▪ By the end of the Second World War, however, that had greatly changed.
▪ Since the publication of Miss Mitford's book, unbelievably, more than twenty-five years ago, some things have greatly changed.
▪ Successful nominees to the committee contribute greatly to the Trust's work, offering a wealth of specialist expertise and experience.
▪ They felt a need to reorder a broken world, a need that contributed greatly to their intellectual growth.
▪ This form of characterisation greatly contributes to the enjoyment of this novel.
▪ Communications difficulties contributed greatly to a complete lack of coordination of efforts.
▪ The curve of the blade contributed greatly to this, as Henry Stephens showed in his Book of the Farm.
▪ At the same time he participated vigorously in the debates and contributed greatly to the clarification of many issues.
▪ This type of arable cropping could contribute greatly to the income of smaller units.
▪ It may seem odd, but this deviant definition of homosexuality contributed greatly to the rise of gay liberation.
▪ All, of course, also depends greatly on your agency.
▪ Commanders naturally depended greatly on their helicopters.
▪ However good one's hearing may be the amount that is understood greatly depends upon you.
▪ The idea of fitness is a subtle one, and depends greatly on genetic make-up rather than morphology.
▪ Applications depend greatly on the flexibility of the program used.
▪ They also vary greatly depending upon the attitudes adopted by individual ministers.
▪ The former is extremely sensitive to orbital parameters, whereas the latter depends greatly on the nature of monsoons.
▪ These histories may be similar on very large scales, but they will differ greatly on normal, everyday scales.
▪ The rural hinterland which supported the two best known cities differed greatly.
▪ In either case, the actual functioning of official institutions may differ greatly from their declared purposes.
▪ The result is that families differ greatly in their ability to express their wants in the market.
▪ Pluvinel regarded all horses as individuals, and recognised that their temperaments can differ greatly.
▪ The hero and the villain, of course, are common to both, but their personal characteristics may differ greatly.
▪ Taking a less detailed view, the patterns of discovery do not differ greatly.
▪ Not only does all mankind face death, but the various peoples of the world face death in greatly differing ways.
▪ Hence without the existence of heterodoxy and orthodoxy, collective struggles diminish greatly in importance in traditional societies.
▪ If Terk can do this without greatly diminishing either picture or sound quality, it has a winner.
▪ And over the past 20 years, the number of closed countries has greatly diminished.
▪ You will get 10 years of use, but possibly at a greatly diminished capacity.
▪ So we need to preserve that part of vocational education but greatly diminish narrow training for specific jobs.
▪ But if the principal base of lunar operations is in the equatorial region, the attractiveness of polar ice is greatly diminished.
▪ I couldn't possibly know, but that outburst, understandable as it was, greatly disturbed me.
▪ Despite it, I am quite satisfied that their evenings, their sleep and their general comfort were greatly disturbed.
▪ And man, lacking such things as machinery, petroleum, pesticides, etc, did not greatly disturb the environment.
▪ All its managers undergo an extensive training programme, and their career development is greatly encouraged.
▪ For some, and by any abstract test not the most important, debt is greatly encouraged.
▪ I have been greatly encouraged by our recent form.
▪ Period dress is greatly encouraged, with jeans and trainers being banned!
▪ The Nonconformists were therefore greatly encouraged and enjoyed much popular support at this time.
▪ Despite the elements of confusion, which I am sure I introduced, I was greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm shown.
▪ For instance, do you know the simple trick that greatly enhances the flavour and colour of vegetables during cooking?
▪ This in itself greatly enhances their knowledge and understanding.
▪ The tune is in the key of E and the whole package is greatly enhanced by Cliff's innovative guitar playing.
▪ The value of the 2, 000 acres of ranch property would be greatly enhanced without the landfill as its closest neighbor.
▪ Colour is another important point to consider with fine hair, because it can greatly enhance its appearance.
▪ Salads with mixed greens and top quality olive oil or walnut oil can also be greatly enhanced by confit.
▪ These developments have greatly enhanced our understanding of how the visual system functions.
▪ Such capacity is expected to greatly enhance the ability of researchers to perform complex analyses using remote resources.
▪ Properly speaking, Aunt Tossie should have presented Nicandra at Court, which she would have greatly enjoyed doing.
▪ I greatly enjoyed being whirled past the long lines of spray, flashing in the sun.
▪ Several Q.T's have joined us over the months and have greatly enjoyed getting to know the students and working with them.
▪ For the second year running, the company hosted a party that was greatly enjoyed by all.
▪ Bob and Beryl Owen bought the Hall in 1978 and they both greatly enjoy the guest house business.
▪ He also greatly enjoyed Kenneth Horne, although his memory of the show in his autobiography was somewhat limited.
▪ Claire greatly enjoys the business, after a career as the Assistant Head of a laboratory.
▪ My swimming partner and I greatly enjoyed taking part in the event.
▪ Consider the death of Amtrak, to paraphrase Mark Twain, to be greatly exaggerated.
▪ Its position is similar to that of Mark Twain: reports of its death would be greatly exaggerated.
▪ All of these pressures are greatly exaggerated in the new lifestyles shown on the electronic media.
▪ Touts make money when the demand for their tickets greatly exceeds the supply at the official price.
▪ He uses his great influence and his knowledge as a lawyer for not paying his debts, which greatly exceed his fortune.
▪ Agricultural and industrial demand, amplified by population growth, often greatly exceeds the rate of natural recharge.
▪ For items where costs have been disclosed, these estimates have been greatly exceeded.
▪ In December 1990 the already extensive presidential powers were greatly expanded with the creation of a new state leadership structure.
▪ In California and Florida, state funding and technical assistance for career academies have greatly expanded the number of such programs statewide.
▪ By 1958 much trade discrimination had been eliminated, and both production and the volume of trade had greatly expanded.
▪ And our sociological horizons have greatly expanded.
▪ This has been greatly expanded to provide a deeper experience for visitors.
▪ The bar scene greatly expanded in the seventies as well.
▪ The powers of the Federal government were greatly expanded.
▪ We present twelve different categories of these, but the number could be greatly expanded.
▪ This list could be greatly extended with accounts of successful predictions and explanations made possible by inductively derived scientific laws and theories.
▪ For this reason they can not cope with climates having greatly extended winters.
▪ Klein's theories of projection and introjection greatly extend this model.
▪ The process of communication is greatly facilitated.
▪ This would greatly facilitate the treatment of genetically complex tumours like colorectal cancer.
▪ This would be greatly facilitated by moving the work of this office into the Inverleith Row premises.
▪ Sensitive intervention of this kind is greatly facilitated in classrooms where group discussion approaches are used.
▪ Perhaps most importantly, the computer interface greatly facilitates both obtaining and recording a complete medical history.
▪ Such contracts are widely used in large scale commercial operations and may greatly facilitate commercial activity.
▪ The first oil crisis created particular concern in this respect, but the development of the Euro-currency market greatly facilitated the process.
▪ Modern technology greatly facilitates the recall and display of material held centrally.
▪ People with Down's syndrome can be greatly helped by having extra time spent with them.
▪ Here, the other side was helped greatly by the great power of modern light infantry weapons.
▪ Some farms had in recent times improved their stock handling facilities and this had helped greatly.
▪ Gooch finished with 146 and Gower 88 not out, greatly helped by Marshall having to go off injured.
▪ The new project will greatly help these cyclists as well as lessening the effects of car pollution.
▪ The ordering of building materials would help greatly the building supplies industry that is at present in the doldrums.
▪ No, there aren't any easy solutions but expressing your feelings can help greatly.
▪ I was greatly impressed by the high level of commitment to the achievement of success by everyone that I met.
▪ He had greatly impressed us by sucking out raw eggs and swinging dangerously from the barn rafters.
▪ All those around were greatly impressed by the power of acupuncture.
▪ This correction greatly impressed Master Wills.
▪ Wine scientists were not greatly impressed with the new results, however.
▪ Royal Ideology Gregory was not greatly impressed by most of the sons and grandsons of Clovis, but there were exceptions.
▪ Production methods have been greatly improved.
▪ Increased and improved communication plus the passage of time and more frequent face-to-face contacts should greatly improve understanding.
▪ However, both these methods would be greatly improved by adding full-length curtains at the sides where space allows.
▪ Four years ago, Clinton produced an act of symbolism that greatly improved his chances of defeating George Bush.
▪ Enterprise zones have not been environmentally harmful; in many cases standards have greatly improved.
▪ However, in the second twenty-four hour period the mothers' confidence and caregiving skills improved greatly.
▪ Mr. Wakeham Certainly the productivity of the coal industry has improved greatly over the years, but further improvement is still required.
▪ Quality and productivity greatly improved, as did the enthusiasm with which the newly formed teams carried out their work.
▪ Compulsory seating at football grounds has greatly increased my enjoyment of games.
▪ Some say the industrialised countries will have to come to the rescue by greatly increasing their own farm production.
▪ I am proud that we have greatly increased the facilities for day-case treatment.
▪ This is greatly increased by sweating.
▪ When the index is computerised it will be practicable to increase greatly the number of names on the index.
▪ By then, however, the number of priests and church buildings had greatly increased.
▪ When combining the capabilities of both the established and new manufacturing plant, flexibility has also greatly increased.
▪ That might not greatly increase the number of youngsters who stayed on at school.
▪ A massive interview program convinced Mayo that informal working groups created a social environment that greatly influenced the productivity of the employees.
▪ Piaget s system for conceptualizing intellectual development was greatly influenced by his early training and work as a biologist.
▪ The younger musicians, influenced greatly by Miles Davis, liked their jazz, but liked it loud.
▪ The price of gas which only supplies about 30 percent of the energy does not greatly influence the results.
▪ A culture that promotes and encourages change will greatly influence the attitude to change held by staff.
▪ It was also greatly influenced by the managers' credibility and network of relationships.
▪ The true incidence of this varies and is greatly influenced by the experience and skill of the surgical team.
▪ His expertise and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.
▪ They were like ailing friends met at the post office, or greatly missed because they had passed away.
▪ Graham Tiso was a true outdoor man who will be greatly missed.
▪ He says he was popular and will be greatly missed.
▪ Pat Keen, who has gone to Cornwall will be greatly missed as a teacher.
▪ He leaves a widow,, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
▪ Fred Lloyd Roche, who had been our friend and colleague, passed away last November and will be greatly missed.
▪ They were greatly outnumbered and there was definitely something unnatural about the striding men.
▪ For starters, those ignoring it greatly outnumber those embracing it.
▪ The change of policy hit women especially hard since they had greatly outnumbered men as recipients of out-door relief.
▪ Beatty sighted Scheer's fleet shortly before 16.40 and, being greatly outnumbered, turned north to join Jellicoe.
▪ The indifferent continue to greatly outnumber the inspired when it comes to decentralized management in that important segment of the management population.
▪ The Elves were greatly outnumbered and the situation looked desperate.
▪ The police had acted bravely and justly, although greatly outnumbered.
▪ If it were straight narrative it would be a Giant, but as a graphic novel its market is greatly reduced.
▪ As Lake Powell filled, the flow of fresh water below it was greatly reduced.
▪ I hope that the waiting list for cardiac surgery will reduce greatly over the next year.
▪ The gap between the knowledge of. the skilled worker and bourgeois technician has virtually disappeared or been greatly reduced.
▪ This has greatly reduced their potential for instigating change.
▪ The risk was considerable, and has been greatly reduced by responsible promotion and labeling.
▪ For the latter system greatly reduces the incentive to export and leads to a progressive worsening of the balance of payments.
▪ That's something we expect will greatly reduce the number of actual candidates from all those currently jabbering about it.
▪ Fitzroy said they would greatly regret losing me but understood my reasons.
▪ I lost my mother when I was in my early thirties and greatly regret not showing how much I missed her.
▪ In many ways I was greatly relieved as it had become obvious to me that he wasn't well.
▪ Both the mothers and fathers were greatly relieved when they actually saw their children.
▪ The party was greatly relieved to get the whole business over and done with.
▪ At first there was no response to Cleo's knock, at which Dauntless was greatly relieved.
▪ One player has recalled: I've always greatly respected von Karajan, simply because he treated you man to man.
▪ You are a man of special sympathy and intelligence, and I greatly respect you for it.
▪ Mrs. Bottomley I greatly respect the hon. Gentleman's comments.
▪ The professor, who was greatly respected and whose classes were much enjoyed, used to stage an experiment.
▪ I accept it because it was said by Breton whose opinions I respect greatly, but that's all.
▪ The notation can be greatly simplified by adopting the Einstein summation convention in which we sum over repeated indices.
▪ Paperwork was reduced by 65 percent, and coordination greatly simplified.
▪ The annual Finance Bill could then be greatly simplified and concentrate on changes to the rates of the main tax levies.
▪ If an automatic time switch is available, this greatly simplifies the keeping of a regular lighting schedule.
▪ The job can be greatly simplified if a few short lengths of plastic tubing are kept in stock.
▪ The operative adapts to the idea of saving time and bonus calculations are greatly simplified.
▪ Nuclear nervousness predates Chernobyl; but what happened there greatly strengthened it.
▪ Thus the case for a common origin was greatly strengthened.
▪ We make it impossible to use, when in fact that voice might greatly strengthen our writing.
▪ Remember, professionally speaking, there is here the exciting potential for greatly strengthening the teaching aspect of the library media program.
▪ His own position has been greatly strengthened and the election has been a personal triumph for him.
▪ These new committees have greatly strengthened the House so far as controlling the Executive is concerned.
▪ But Asquith's refusal greatly strengthened the Unionist position. as it left Lloyd George wholly dependent on his allies.
▪ This move has greatly strengthened the regulatory force of accounting standards.
▪ Some of the disastrous shopping centres of the 1960s suffered greatly from under-use because of limited public access from the surrounding streets.
▪ One way or another, the two officers are going to suffer greatly.
▪ Her own health suffered greatly, which caused Mozart much anxiety.
▪ As Wynes had documented, Drew had suffered greatly from Jim Crow during much of his highly meritorious life.
▪ Meanwhile, the fabric of the church has suffered greatly, and it now needs large sums for repair.
▪ His father, the last trained pastor in the country, had been in prison and suffered greatly there for 8 years.
▪ Some of these caribou have in recent years suffered greatly, at human hands.
▪ Under Labour, businesses suffered greatly from the increase in business rates.
▪ The physiological states of growing organisms including human beings - vary greatly from one stage to another.
▪ Even today, funeral practices and rites vary greatly among various cultures and religions.
▪ Plots, like the settings, can vary greatly as to specifics.
▪ The attitude to the disposal of plastics varies greatly among countries.
▪ The number of skills that are identified can vary greatly.
▪ The actual lengths of sounds in connected speech vary greatly.
▪ The elasticity values faced by individual developing countries vary greatly as a function, firstly, of their size.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be (deeply/greatly) indebted to sb
▪ For further information, we are indebted to Vaughan Purvis who was not supposed to be in this festival at all.
▪ I am indebted to my correspondent Mrs D. M. Ross for this compelling tale.
▪ I am deeply indebted to Henry Rosemont, who gave a great deal of assistance in the final revisions of the manuscript.
▪ In contrast, Pollock's student drawings after El Greco are indebted to Cézanne.
▪ Mr Berlusconi is indebted to bankers as well as to politicians.
▪ The blood transfusion brought colour to my face and I am deeply indebted to some anonymous donor.
▪ The Dark Blues were indebted to Jason Pratt, 21, who was named man of the match.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Critics say that the report's figures are greatly exaggerated.
▪ I think we have all benefited greatly from Helen's knowledge and experience.
▪ The money you sent us was greatly appreciated.
▪ The recent talks have greatly improved relations between North and South Korea.
▪ The students were greatly amused by Professor Unwin's remark.
▪ We greatly enjoyed the play.
▪ We greatly regret having caused you so much trouble and inconvenience.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Enrollment in introductory geology courses has increased greatly in the past decade.
▪ For many years, the benefits of the expensive system greatly outweighed the disadvantages.
▪ I do not think that it matters greatly whether this kind of contract is called a sale or not.
▪ I was greatly impressed by the high level of commitment to the achievement of success by everyone that I met.
▪ Judging the character, capacity, and collateral of a particular firm is aided greatly by the use of commercial credit services.
▪ Most saw it as an evil, although the ways suggested to combat the condition varied greatly.
▪ The filtering effects are greatly reduced.
▪ The significantly lower plasminogen activator activity of malignant ascites is associated with greatly increased concentrations of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1.