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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAVY

Evidences of heavy rainfall at certain times to be seen everywhere.

The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.

It was rather a heavy tug, for the fish he had caught weighed at least fifty pounds.

A thousand pounds is a heavy venture for one so straitened as I am.

This is especially true when we are face to face with a heavy deficit.

He slouched slightly in his gait, like the heavy man accustomed to the saddle.

We shall have to employ two men to move the heavy furniture.

He mastered it, and galloped with a heavy heart up the ravine and to the house of Pop.

The flush of his own heavy meal kept his pallor from showing.

He drew his revolver, and with the heavy butt banged loudly on the door.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship.

As a type of rock music, from 1972.

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