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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The property opens up behind enormously luxurious red gates to a winding private driveway and reveals an estate that sits on 14 acres of land. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Cher’s $48 Million Former Beverly Hills Mansion is for Sale," 2 May 2019 Nuclear weapons are enormously destructive devices capable of level entire cities, and arguably ending human civilization in the case of an all-out nuclear exchange. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What If We Blew Up All The World’s Nukes at Once?," 1 Apr. 2019 It's helped enormously coping with the pain, and with controlling the anxiety and depression that often accompanies it. Vogue, "Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge on Her Battle With Endometriosis—And How She’s Coping With Chronic Pain," 1 Apr. 2019 Here’s a helpful demonstration of that in GIF form: This simple relationship has proved enormously useful for math and engineering throughout the course of human history. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The math of pi explained, as simply as possible," 13 Mar. 2019 To find something of similar quality at an architectural salvage would be both difficult and enormously expensive. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "To renovate or not to renovate?," 5 Sep. 2018 In this economy, in this world, getting those people a credential is enormously important, especially to a society which keeps wringing its hands about the quality of its workforce. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’," 14 Dec. 2018 Image: Del Rey Zahn’s character is enormously important to the Star Wars universe. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Timothy Zahn is writing a new Thrawn novel," 5 Dec. 2018 There have been rumors, but no confirmation, that the Spice Girls might headline the enormously popular Glastonbury Festival in 2019. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Geri Horner Shared a Throwback Photo of the Spice Girls' First-Ever Photoshoot," 7 Dec. 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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