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

Examples of immensely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This element of authenticity helps the movie immensely. Mike Postalakis, SPIN, 8 Aug. 2022 So, of course, did Streep and Hathaway, immensely skilled players both. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 7 Aug. 2022 Figuring out exactly what happened with Covid-19 could prove immensely valuable both in terms of finally disproving the lab leak theory and by providing a source of information on how to stop the next pandemic. Wired, 5 Aug. 2022 Now, the directors of the movie and its star have issued statements about what has to be an immensely frustrating situation. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Even before Disney acquired Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, the company was the world’s most influential storyteller — so its decisions about how and where to bring climate into the conversation, if at all, matter immensely. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 Life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases could benefit immensely from this type of disruption. Ron Peck, STAT, 2 Aug. 2022 Yet Calamy makes Antoinette immensely likable from the get-go. Kristen Page-kirby, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 During these moments of high demand, companies like Vistra stand to profit immensely, according to Morgan Stanley's report. Dan Carson, Chron, 21 July 2022 See More

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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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“Immensely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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