ex·​treme·​ly | \ ik-ˈstrēm-lē How to pronounce extremely (audio) \

Definition of extremely

1 : in an extreme manner
2 : to an extreme extent

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Examples of extremely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trials have shown that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are extremely effective, preventing COVID-19 illness in more than 94% of non-infected people after receiving two doses. oregonlive, "How to schedule COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon: 5 things to know as seniors 80 and older become eligible," 8 Feb. 2021 At that time, getting these posts removed was extremely difficult. Malkia Devich-cyril, Wired, "Banning White Supremacy Isn’t Censorship, It’s Accountability," 31 Jan. 2021 The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was extremely effective in preventing severe cases of Covid — including serious illness caused by the variant, the company said. New York Times, "Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection but Fuels Concern About Variants," 29 Jan. 2021 The Gators play an extremely difficult schedule, and a 6-3 start is not worthy of embarrassment. cleveland, "Laurel overcomes slow start with relentless defense in 74-57 girls basketball victory over Hoban," 13 Jan. 2021 While records of all dangerous chemical leaks are stored at the DEQ, the agency’s database is organized in a way that makes comparisons between different facilities extremely difficult. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Worker exposure to dangerous chemicals at Rubicon plant in Geismar linked to poor maintenance record," 3 Jan. 2021 The Coastal Act, which was enacted in 1976 and strictly governs development along California’s western edge, makes installing public bathrooms, trash bins or even new road signs along Highway 1 extremely difficult, Christ says. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "New Big Sur plan aims to control tourists at Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls and more hot spots," 30 Dec. 2020 The doctor mentioned the antiviral drug remdesivir—which was just emerging as a possible therapy in the U.S.—and emphasized that masks were extremely effective with COVID, more so than with influenza. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 This is what leaders have done in both Taiwan and South Korea, two jurisdictions with extremely effective Covid-19 responses as well as resilient democratic cultures. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, "Simply Talking About the Pandemic the Right Way Can Help Rebuild American Democracy," 24 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2021

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“Extremely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extremely. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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