ex·treme·ly | \ik-ˈstrēm-lē \

Definition of extremely 

1 : in an extreme manner

2 : to an extreme extent

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As several critics pointed out, this story relied on over-reading polls that actually showed key races were extremely close. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Democrats enjoy a huge party registration advantage in midterms.," 10 July 2018 And this was an extremely close decision that was decided by a justice that the president himself picked. Fox News, "Gov. Rauner: I'm concerned about a tariff war," 27 June 2018 Locklear appeared extremely intoxicated when deputies arrived at her Southern California home at about 11 p.m. Sunday to investigate a dispute between Locklear and either family members or friends, Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Andrew Dalton, The Seattle Times, "Heather Locklear arrested for alleged attack on deputy, EMT," 25 June 2018 The crop will be bound for a close-by destination — extremely close by. James Barron, New York Times, "From a Convention Center’s Roof, ‘Walk-Off Vegetables’," 24 June 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo & Marcelo The Real Madrid duo are extremely close friends within Los Blancos' ranks. SI.com, "6 of the Coolest Handshakes Between Teammates," 22 June 2018 As in baseball, the order of players that take kicks is extremely important. Umair Irfan, Vox, "World Cup shootouts: why the team that goes first usually wins," 11 July 2018 In a 2015 Pew survey, 57% of men said that parenting was extremely important to their identities, almost exactly the same response as mothers (58%). Lauren Weber, WSJ, "What About the Costs of Working Fatherhood, Readers Ask," 4 July 2018 But the mental side of the game is huge and extremely important. Sandra Harwitt, USA TODAY, "Nick Kyrgios on his emotions in a match: 'It's a tug of war all the time'," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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