under greatly disadvantaged

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Greight

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Persian
Today I came across this sentence in the book 504 Absolutely Essential Words:
They therefore entrenched themselves on a hill over against the enemy's camp, and though victorious, were under greatly disadvantaged
The source is mentioned as:
A Voyage to Abyssinia, Father Lobo

The problem is with the last part: were under greatly disadvantaged
Shouldn't that be something like they were under great disadvantage?
 
  • suzi br

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    English / England
    It looks like something is missing, perhaps a bit clipped off the end. It’s not right as it stands.
     
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