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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And their joint efforts were enormously successful. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The world’s largest-ever wildlife trafficking bust saves thousands of animals," 14 July 2019 But depending on how many forms had already been printed, the former census chiefs and experts said, this option could have been enormously expensive. NBC News, "Money, time, bad results: Citizenship question would have been a gov't nightmare," 11 July 2019 His posters, which often featured free-spirited, effervescent women, were enormously successful, and such women became known as Chérettes. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019 That can mean illnesses that might have been caught early can go undiagnosed, becoming potentially life-threatening and enormously costly for the medical system as well as the patient. John Tozzi And Zachary Tracer, latimes.com, "How sky-high deductibles broke the U.S. health insurance system," 26 June 2018 But this would require redesigns of all stations, which would be enormously costly, Metra officials say. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Metra looks for ways to combat missed fare problems," 23 Apr. 2018 Trump’s previous moves against the Russia investigation have been met with an insistence from a variety of Republicans on the Hill that any move against Mueller would be an enormously costly one for the president. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Congressional Republicans are failing the Mueller test.," 19 Mar. 2018 And he is enormously committed to telling his story. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Former Channel 3 anchor Brandon Lee pulls out all his skeletons in memoir 'Mascara Boy'," 30 June 2019 California and its colleges would not surrender the opportunity to profit from the enormously lucrative world of college sports merely because the NCAA excludes them from championship activities or even strips them of their NCAA memberships. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Does the NCAA's Threat to California Schools' Championship Access Hold Up?," 25 June 2019

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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