immensely

adverb

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

Examples of immensely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, 72, presented himself as an heir to immensely popular sitting President Joko Widodo, whose son was his running mate. Niniek Karmini and Edna Tariganthe Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 15 Feb. 2024 Disney bought 21st Century Fox in 2019, scooping up the rights to Deadpool, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, which are all immensely popular characters in comic book fandom. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Computers allowed financiers to complicate their gambles immensely. Yanis Varoufakis, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 But a second Super Bowl victory last year and a celebrity relationship changed things immensely, particularly for Mr. Kelce. Santul Nerkar, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, transit use in the Bay Area has shifted immensely. Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 The song is a jazz-pop ballad led by piano, and full of immensely personal lyrics to the musician, 37. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 Using the immensely powerful magical objects known as the Dread Trove (the Mask, the Harp, the Crown, and the Horn) as well as the Cauldron, Theia and Fionn defeated the Daglan and became Queen and High King of Prythian. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 Our typical day at sea included meditation class, port lecture, pool and/or gym time and immensely popular team trivia in the morning; a word game, computer classes, drawing classes and pub trivia in the afternoon. Georgina Cruz, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immensely was in 1651

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“Immensely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immensely. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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