ex·​cep·​tion·​al·​ly | \ ik-ˈsep-shnə-lē How to pronounce exceptionally (audio) , -shə-nᵊl-ē \

Definition of exceptionally

: in an exceptional manner : to an exceptional degree especially : more than average or usual an exceptionally difficult task

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Recent Examples on the Web No steakhouses or sushi restaurants where the prices were exceptionally low for the category, but bills still creep to $60 and up for two. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Salt that was being spread caused an exceptionally strong exhaust odor, which prompted the teacher to remove herself and students from the room. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Air-quality issues led to student headaches and burning eyes. Here's what the district is doing about it.," 2 Mar. 2020 The win was tempered by exceptionally strong showings by two more moderate rivals, Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Rick Klein, ABC News, "Klobuchar crashes top tier as Sanders, Buttigieg top field in New Hampshire: ANALYSIS," 11 Feb. 2020 But despite recent reports that the clouds involved are shrinking, the storm continues to be exceptionally strong, according to a new study. Fox News, "Jupiter's Great Red Spot won't die anytime soon, researcher says," 26 Nov. 2019 Led by three sectors — professional services; arts, entertainment and recreation; and manufacturing — employers added 21,300 jobs during the month, down from an exceptionally strong 32,000 in August. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, "California defies recession fears to post job growth, record low unemployment," 18 Oct. 2019 Last year's inductees were the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies, making for an exceptionally strong show. NBC News, "Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden headline Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 nominees," 15 Oct. 2019 In LiMgH16, the researchers found a hydride with exceptionally strong coupling. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Hydride predicted to be superconductive at room temperature," 6 Sep. 2019 Cassidy McMillan, in the showy role of a dead boy’s drunken, grieving mother, is exceptionally strong, but her performance is neutralized by her habit of physically indicating on nearly every line. Tom Titus, Daily Pilot, "On Theater: ‘Bad Seed’ still a good chiller," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of exceptionally

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Exceptionally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceptionally. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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