Definition of enormously

: to a very great or enormous degree or extent : exceedingly, vastly an enormously popular performer an area of business that has grown enormously in recent years an enormously complicated problem

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Recent Examples on the Web Leaderless collaboration is a central tenet of blockchains, and Ethereum developers proved their ability to self-organize and painstakingly push towards an enormously technically challenging update over the course of many years. Time, 15 Sep. 2022 The energy crisis precipitated by the war in Ukraine raises the stakes of a new war in the Caucasus enormously. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2022 That choice pays off enormously in the end, with a memorable and emotionally complex political parting note. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 11 Sep. 2022 Right up to today, the Queen represented the Commonwealth, and the attitudes from the Royal Family to the Commonwealth have changed over the years enormously. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2022 In particular, schools—a fixture of flu transmission—have loosened up enormously since last year. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 Sep. 2022 Starting a successful business is enormously difficult, but keeping a U.S. manufacturing firm flourishing in the latter half of the 20th and early 21st centuries was arguably even harder. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2022 Fusing the Frankenstein narrative with a solid shark attack and underwater disaster elements makes this film enormously entertaining and genuinely anxiety-inducing. Lea Anderson, Men's Health, 29 Aug. 2022 Early buzz on this show has been enormously positive. Rodney Ho, ajc, 28 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enormously

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Enormously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enormously. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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