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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The bank has met or beaten eight of its 12 restructuring targets, boosting profits in wealth businesses, helped immensely by cost cutting. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Credit Suisse Has Rich People’s Problems in Markets," 14 Feb. 2019 Football is still an immensely popular sport in the United States, and this weekend, millions will watch and enjoy the Super Bowl. Brian Resnick, Vox, "What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain," 4 Feb. 2019 From a viewer's perspective, her success is immensely satisfying—both for her undeniable talent, and her reputation as a genuinely good person. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Olivia Colman Is the Latest British Star to Make it Stateside," 3 Jan. 2019 Clean-energy technologies such as wind and solar power already have developed immensely in the past two decades. Fred Krupp, WSJ, "Capitalism Will Solve the Climate Problem," 22 July 2018 This is where getting another dynamic receiver would help Seattle immensely. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Pete Carroll doesn’t seem satisfied with 10-6 and the playoffs, and knows offseason work is needed," 8 Jan. 2019 The people who have come forward with both stories validating mine, and stories of their own personal experience, have helped me immensely with my own healing process. Natalie Stone,, "Chris Hardwick's Ex-Girlfriend Jacinda Barrett Defends Him amid Sexual Assault Allegations," 26 June 2018 The hall’s notoriously dry acoustics have been improved immensely, prompting yet another lean, swift, scintillating reading of the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4. David Patrick Stearns,, "Philadelphia Orchestra plays Tel Aviv in its second of three shows in Israel," 4 June 2018 Black knows how to mix humor, action, and genre elements; his directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, easily combined the different tones with a film-noir framework in an immensely satisfying way. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Predator could have been the franchise’s chance to finally have an identity," 8 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of immensely

1651, in the meaning defined above

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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