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

Examples of awesomely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Global Craft class is awesomely good and smart. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Yale Teaches World Art," 6 Feb. 2020 Keri Russell appears, briefly and awesomely, as a behelmeted old friend. Darren Franich,, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," 18 Dec. 2019 Grievous rides an awesomely ludicrous personal speeder that is a giant wheel with legs. Darren Franich,, "Revenge of the Sith," 3 Dec. 2019 And awesomely enough, these Smart Battery Cases will deliver up to 50% longer battery life. CNN Underscored, "Apple just dropped Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max," 20 Nov. 2019 But the rather grim hardscape of Hart Plaza, the lack of seating and other amenities, and changing tastes mean Hart Plaza is busy during special events but otherwise awesomely empty. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit needs to put stretch of Jefferson underground for more walkable downtown," 27 July 2019 Rick Kelly, white-haired and soft-spoken, with a shy curl of optimism to his lips, is an awesomely modest craftsman who has built instruments for Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and Bob Dylan., "‘Carmine Street Guitars’ review: A week in the life of an iconic Greenwich Village shop," 24 July 2019 In both cases, the goal is to radically constrain the terms of the debate: Is Trump awesomely amazing, or amazingly awesome? Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Very Big, Very Important White House Social-Media Summit," 11 July 2019 And the band of misfits are weirdly likable and awesomely talented. Marc Silver, Washington Post, "HBO’s absurdist comedy ‘Los Espookys’ is a scary good time," 23 June 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 21 Oct. 2020.

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