im·​mense·​ly | \i-ˈmen(t)s-lē \

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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But every immensely goofy part of it is what makes it such a joy to half-watch while killing time with friends. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: The Lion King, Lego Movie 2, Once Upon a Deadpool, and more," 24 Nov. 2018 The Hispanic community that has grown immensely since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 is honored with a Day of the Dead altar. Washington Post, "Jazz Fest lagniappe: interviews, cultural exchange," 5 May 2018 In the years leading up to the 1913 flood, the city's population had grown immensely. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: 1913 floods," 22 Mar. 2016 International public-health officials say the CDC’s presence in the outbreak zone would be immensely helpful, because its contingent includes the most experienced Ebola epidemiologists in the world. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "U.S. Pulls Ebola Experts From Congo Combat Zones," 14 Nov. 2018 The project has been immensely popular, with more than 2 million participants from more than 200 countries. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars," 9 Nov. 2018 The supply chain for these electric scooters is immensely complex. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Ford adds electric scooter startup to its growing mobility collection," 8 Nov. 2018 That’s why a background in trail running is immensely helpful. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Is Snowshoe Racing? A Look Inside the Niche and Challenging Winter Sport," 17 Oct. 2018 The quiet, residential feel of the area and the presence of green spaces, like the Parc de Bagatelle and the Bois de Boulogne, were immensely appealing to the couple, who previously resided in the 11th Arrondissement. Adrienne Gaffney, Photographed By: Beth Evans, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside the Fashionable Parisian Home of Evelyne Chétrite," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of immensely

1651, in the meaning defined above

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