awesomely

adverb awe·some·ly \ ˈȯ-səm-lē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of awesomely

1863


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