ex·​cep·​tion·​al·​ly | \ ik-ˈsep-shnə-lē, -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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The war in Yemen also is an exceptionally good deal for the regime, with minimal expenditures and high returns in the form of pressure on rival Saudi Arabia. Reuel Marc Gerecht, WSJ, "Tehran Counts on a Divided West," 12 Dec. 2018 And in the West, Golden State has grown from exceptionally good to potentially an all-time great over the past four seasons. Jerry Brewer, chicagotribune.com, "Cavs-Warriors matchup, the 'Fast and Furious' of the NBA, is a sequel we can't help but watch," 31 May 2018 Image As a rule, the fish at Wokuni is exceptionally good and almost bizarrely fresh, shipped daily from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo or from a fish farm in Nagasaki owned by the restaurant’s parent company, Tokyo Ichiban Foods. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 Two years later, both are still exceptionally good. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Miznon Secures Pita Primacy at Chelsea Market," 21 Apr. 2018 The future of shopping at Anthropologie—a store that draws millions of shoppers in each year—is looking exceptionally good. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Anthropologie's New Store Is Like Disney For Design Lovers," 22 Oct. 2018 But that's not because Voice Memos is an exceptionally good app. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "iOS 12, thoroughly reviewed," 17 Sep. 2018 On the flip side, a 17-inch laptop doesn’t provide more ports or an exceptionally better keyboard or screen than a smaller laptop. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Asus Chimera G703GI review: bigger, better, more compromise," 14 Aug. 2018 Prior to Opportunity’s brush with this dust storm, the rover was in exceptionally good condition, albeit a robotic arm that’s effectively gone arthritic with age. Gina Martinez, Time, "The Mars Opportunity Rover Has Defied All Odds for 15 Years. But Now, It Could Be in Danger," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of exceptionally

1703, in the meaning defined above

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