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 In the long-term, good regulations help the pharmaceutical industry enormously. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, 14 July 2021 Thor was solid, stable, immovable, and enormously powerful, and Loki was dancing around him like a sprite or as unpredictable as the wind. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, 8 July 2021 In 2012, the pope’s own butler leaked private papers filled with accusations to Italian journalists, an enormously embarrassing scandal that came to be known as Vatileaks. New York Times, 6 July 2021 An obstruction charge, or any charge, against a former president undoubtedly would be enormously difficult and controversial; but then, prosecutors don't do the job to take the easiest way out. Elie Honig, CNN, 8 June 2021 Cattle are enormously important to Ethiopia’s Suri tribe. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Florida is about to become a more powerful player in national politics based on Census reapportionment numbers released Monday, part of an enormously important redistribution of power. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The story historians tell about the American Revolution has changed enormously since the Bicentennial. New York Times, 2 July 2021 The resulting symptoms have varied enormously, including anxiety disorders, depression, rage, crippling fears, post-traumatic stress and deep-seated guilt. John Duffy, CNN, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of enormously

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enormously was in 1668

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“Enormously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enormously. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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