im·​mense·​ly | \ i-ˈmen(t)s-lē How to pronounce immensely (audio) \

Definition of immensely

: to a very great or immense degree or extent : exceedingly, enormously We enjoyed ourselves immensely. an immensely talented athlete an immensely important discovery an immensely wealthy family

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Rotunda Rumblings Border visit: Migrants told U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, during his trip to El Paso during the weekend that the U.S. immigration system has caused them to suffer immensely,’s Seth Richardson reports. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman visit the border: Capitol Letter," 15 July 2019 Only time will tell if this is the beginning of a beautiful — and immensely powerful — friendship. Bianca Betancourt, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé and Meghan Markle Finally Met at 'The Lion King' Premiere," 15 July 2019 Castration did not otherwise influence physical maturation, so the most celebrated singers had voices that were not only extremely high and pure but also immensely strong, powered by a barrel chest and incessant training since childhood. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A Millennial Countertenor’s Pop-Star Appeal," 15 July 2019 That would add yet another complication onto what already figure to be immensely complicated trade negotiations. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Zack Greinke trade rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks to deal ace before MLB trade deadline?," 10 July 2019 These wildflowers don't just have a pretty face—they're also immensely beneficial to pollinators, and the grounds have recently seen the bee population double since the meadow began to bloom. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Kensington Palace Has Added a Colorful Wildflower Meadow Teeming With Poppies to its Gardens," 10 July 2019 At its best, chamber music can be immensely rewarding and enjoyable, as musicians discuss and fix problematic passages in rehearsals. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "At Fort Worth's Mimir Chamber Music Festival, young players find lessons in Schubert — and teamwork," 9 July 2019 The film had been a bust (no one could agree on the script), but escaping white supremacy in the United States—at least temporarily—was immensely appealing. Steven Hoelscher, Smithsonian, "A Lost Work by Langston Hughes Examines the Harsh Life on the Chain Gang," 9 July 2019 Like Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Gibson are immensely wealthy Hollywood figures who apparently see no problem with charging fans hundreds of dollars to have photos taken with them. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Sylvester Stallone, worth $400 million, slammed for hawking $1,000 photos and $400 dinners with fans," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of immensely

1651, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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