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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Real teammates Achraf Hakimi, Franchu and Luca Zidane join the list of enormously talented players. SI.com, "2018 Golden Boy Nominations Revealed: Premier League Youngsters Dominate 100 Long List," 2 July 2018 He was accepted into the sports journalism program at the University of Tennessee, his favorite college, and his collection of orange Volunteers gear grew enormously. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "He fought rare cancer with a smile, and support of a Carolina Panthers defensive end," 22 June 2018 The service, which is based in San Francisco, has grown enormously. Michael J. De La Merced, New York Times, "Dropbox Is Said to Be Planning to Go Public This Year," 11 Jan. 2018 April 15 duties is being enormously complicated this year by the passage of a huge tax bill in December, loaded with provisions that became effective on New Year’s Day. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Government Shutdown Bad News for IRS As It Implements New Tax Law," 19 Jan. 2018 The Trump administration, though, now must contend with Mr. López Obrador, an enormously popular politician who won a landslide victory and a broad mandate. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times, "U.S. Delegation and Mexico’s Next President Aim to Reset Relations," 13 July 2018 Women may not be at the CEO level, but over 50 percent of American managers are women now, and so, at the first three or four levels, the amount of wealth coming in, in terms of income, and so on is enormously high. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode," 7 July 2018 The move would make Snapchat a bit more like Tencent’s enormously successful WeChat app, which is now making the Chinese company an awful lot of money through in-game purchases. David Meyer, Fortune, "Snapchat Is Reportedly Planning to Follow WeChat by Launching an In-App Gaming Platform," 28 June 2018 The family immigrated to Boston from Eastern Europe and became enormously successful in the men’s clothing business. Mark Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump’s former physician demands New York Times make donation to Tufts," 2 May 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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