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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Recent Examples on the Web Even as some private-sector industries have started to rebound, state and local governments continue to struggle immensely. Tony Romm,, "More than 700 cash-strapped cities halt plans to repair roads, water systems or make other key investments," 27 June 2020 Any of these three shooting sports will help you immensely. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt Ducks and Geese," 26 June 2020 These are terrific; immensely flavorful and tremendously rich. cleveland, "Homemade crackers: Who needs a box?," 25 June 2020 Optional leather trim livens up the dark interior immensely. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX Pairs Stealth with Speed," 15 June 2020 The airline industry has struggled immensely amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the new measures are being adopted with the hope that customers will begin using air transportation again as states across the country slowly reopen their economies. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "United Airlines will require passengers to declare good health before boarding," 10 June 2020 Helping others feel at peace and offering hope can be immensely rewarding. Suzanne Hirt, USA TODAY, "As calls to crisis hotlines spikes amid the coronavirus, those who respond feel the strain," 16 June 2020 Woodard's versatility on the defensive end, able to guard the 1 to 4, should immensely help his draft stock. Matt Goul, cleveland, "NBA Mock Draft 2020: Where LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman could land in October," 15 June 2020 The intensity of the work, combined with watching patients suffer and die alone, was immensely taxing. Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, "How America’s Hospitals Survived the First Wave of the Coronavirus," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of immensely

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immensely was in 1651

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6 Jul 2020

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“Immensely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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