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 Alfalfa is extremely high in protein, and a fresh field must still maintain its flavor because deer devour the stuff. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The 9 Best Late-Season Deer Foods," 6 Jan. 2020 Tensions are extremely high in Iraq, which is stuck in the middle of the US-Iranian faceoff. Miriam Berger, BostonGlobe.com, "Where US troops are in the Middle East, and could now be a target," 5 Jan. 2020 While Pee-Wee’s Rube Goldberg machine set the bar extremely high, a new version shared online involving a ping pong ball’s journey through a house comes pretty close to meeting that standard. Melissa Locker, Time, "Sit Back and Relax As You Follow This Ping Pong Ball on a Bar-Raising Journey With a Big Payoff," 2 Jan. 2020 They were held to extremely high performance standards, including a requirement that 999 out of 1,000 packages be delivered on time. James Bandler, ProPublica, "Inside Documents Show How Amazon Chose Speed Over Safety in Building Its Delivery Network," 28 Dec. 2019 The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in the past year has recorded wastewater with extremely high levels of E. coli and coliform pooling on the surface of the ground at the plants. Laurinda Joenks, Arkansas Online, "Residents ask for vote to consolidate Bethel Heights into Springdale," 22 Dec. 2019 Ray also boasts an extremely high strikeout rate, and that is something that is generally not seen from the Cardinals starting rotation. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Robbie Ray trade speculation heats up after Madison Bumgarner signs with Diamondbacks," 20 Dec. 2019 In the era before automation and GPS, that job was extremely important in making sure the light was beaming and fog horn blaring so ships steered clear of dangerous shoals, rocks and other nautical obstacles. David Kindy, Smithsonian, "After 90 Years, the ‘Flying Santa’ Is Still Dropping Gifts From a Plane," 17 Dec. 2019 Deemed Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, who studies these locales, the populations in these pockets of the planet have an extremely high percentage of nonagenarians and centenarians—people who live to be over 90 and 100, respectively. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What Is the 'Blue Zone' Diet? A Nutritionist Explains the Eating Plan That May Help You Live Longer and Healthier," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of extremely

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of extremely was in 1509

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23 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Extremely.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extremely. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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