awe·​some·​ly | \ ˈȯ-səm-lē How to pronounce awesomely (audio) \

Definition of awesomely

: in an awesome manner : to an awesome extent an awesomely massive structure an awesomely beautiful scene Mr. Gay is an awesomely well-informed historian, but he does little to turn any of his fine skepticism about the past onto his own position …— James R. Kincaid Her awesomely thorough research alone probably occupied most of 10 years …— Alastair Macaulay Along with this sound comes a concussive suction so awesomely powerful that it's both scary and strangely comforting …— David Foster Wallace He was reported to be awesomely clever, with the glamour of a far-away city and a big university hanging around him.— Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Recent Examples on the Web Then came an entertaining ersatz ballgame that contained everything but the game; players warmed up, a marching band blared and stomped to Outkast, and there was an awesomely acrobatic troupe of cheerleaders. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 24 Sep. 2021 During the '80s, Troy, a Huntsville High graduate, played in popular - and awesomely named - local heavy-metal cover-band Diamond White. Matt Wake |, al, 10 Aug. 2021 So said the awesomely gonzo communication theorist Marshall McLuhan some 57 years ago. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 7 May 2021 Basically, Clark Griswold develops an addiction to gambling and is tormented by a card-dealer named Marty played — awesomely — by Wallace Shawn. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2021 Restaurants got awesomely creative to enforce social distancing with pool noodle hats, bumper boats and dapper mannequin guests. Usa Today Staff, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2020 The latest iteration in this illustrious line is awesomely fast, refined enough to drive every day, and built like a blockhouse. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, 27 Nov. 2020 The Global Craft class is awesomely good and smart. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 6 Feb. 2020 Keri Russell appears, briefly and awesomely, as a behelmeted old friend. Darren Franich,, 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of awesomely

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Awesomely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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