ex·​treme·​ly | \ik-ˈstrēm-lē \

Definition of extremely 

1 : in an extreme manner

2 : to an extreme extent

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While platinum is rather pricey, the thin sheets provide extremely low resistance. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Memristors built with 2-nanometer-thick parts," 14 Nov. 2018 The important thing to remember is that accidents like this are extremely rare: Data showed that one fatal accident occurred for every 16 million flights in 2017. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The FAA, Boeing Issue Alerts for 737 Max 8 Planes After Lion Air Crash," 9 Nov. 2018 While there have been strides in the past year, the numbers for Asian representation remain extremely low, with only 1% of Hollywood's leading roles going to Asian-Americans. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Lana Condor Talked About the Importance of Telling Diverse Asian-American Stories," 1 Nov. 2018 An extremely low oil level can also cause temperature issues. Zachary Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Diagnose an Overheating Car," 14 Sep. 2018 But the report examines adults who were enrolled in Medicaid in 2013, before the expansion, when most adults who were signed up were either pregnant women, the parents of young children or adults with extremely low incomes. New York Times, "Declaring War on Poverty ‘Largely Over,’ White House Urges Work Requirements for Aid," 12 July 2018 However, limiting Iran’s ways of evading sanctions remains extremely difficult in the region. Washington Post, "US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions," 12 July 2018 Thank you so much to the close friends and family who have reached out to us during this extremely difficult time. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Zach & Tori Roloff Bring Home Adorable Puppy a Year After the Heartbreaking Death of Their Dog," 12 July 2018 Creating a star is extremely difficult to do, but Takahashi was well on his way. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Tama Tonga Says Bullet Club Civil War ‘Has Been a Long Time Coming’," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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