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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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 Polo is trickier: Suiting up to ride a horse while swinging an enormously heavy mallet is a bit more complicated, which is why lessons are offered at spots like Apes Hill Club, Lion Castle Polo Estate, or the Barbados Polo Club. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 First of all, the cable era was enormously responsible for the Trump era. Eric Johnson, Recode, "The media is responsible for President Trump and it still hasn’t learned from 2016, says Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi," 18 Oct. 2018 Social media has enormously helped boost the signal on programs like Miles 4 Migrants, and earlier this week a tweet by University of Michigan Law School professor Beth Wilensky went viral. Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Use Your Air Miles to Help Families Separated at the Border," 8 Aug. 2018 In his use of novelistic techniques in his nonfiction, Mr. Wolfe, beginning in the 1960s, helped create the enormously influential hybrid known as New Journalism. BostonGlobe.com, "Tom Wolfe, creative chronicler of America’s idiosyncrasies, dead at 88," 17 May 2018 In addition to Riverdale, I get recognized for the Hughes films, which are still enormously popular with subsequent generations—and also for Secret Life of the American Teenager. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Parents of Riverdale Were All Really Famous Teens—And Yes, They Have Stories," 7 Nov. 2018 There are so many ways wellness is directly and indirectly promoted to a small margin of the population, and ultimately, this means an enormously large sector of people are left out of the conversation. SELF, "7 Ways Experts and Influencers Can Make Their Nutrition Advice More Inclusive," 16 Oct. 2018 Clinton is an enormously important figure in the history of the modern Democratic Party. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018

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