increasingly

adverb
in·creas·ing·ly | \in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē, ˈin-ˌkrē-\

Definition of increasingly 

: to an increasing degree an increasingly dangerous situation

Examples of increasingly in a Sentence

People are becoming increasingly aware of this problem. Increasingly, scientists are questioning the data. The situation grew increasingly hopeless.
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In national parks, keeping people at bay increasingly means installing boardwalks, railings, and viewing platforms, like those that tightly guide visitors through Muir Woods National Monument. Robert Earle Howells, SFChronicle.com, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018 Republicans are increasingly worried that President Trump’s burgeoning global trade war could cripple the U.S. economy and hand control of Congress to Democrats. Philip Elliott, Time, "Republican Allies Warn Trump on Trade," 2 July 2018 And doctors are increasingly worried about people getting HPV in their throats, Dr. Moritz says, because of its link to cancer. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Is It OK to Use a Condom as a Dental Dam?," 21 June 2018 The chorus of condemnation includes Democrats, as well as Republicans, who are increasingly worried that reports about bereft children taken from their parents could damage the GOP’s chances in November. BostonGlobe.com, "With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight," 19 June 2018 The chorus of condemnation includes Democrats, as well as Republicans, who are increasingly worried that reports about bereft children taken from their parents could damage the GOP's chances in November. chicagotribune.com, "With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces the immigration fight," 19 June 2018 Things should begin to change this weekend as a cold front interacts with the hot and increasingly humid air mass over the area, triggering several rounds of showers and thunderstorms capable of producing downpours and strong winds. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Storms to accompany weekend warmth and humidity," 13 July 2018 The Navy and Marine Corps increasingly explains that modern missions require more split or dis-aggregated operations. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Navy pushes for more amphibious assault ships," 13 July 2018 Add to that organized opposition to hydrocarbons, increasingly competitive renewables and revolutionary changes in vehicle transportation. Houston Chronicle, "Competition for top talent keeps pay scale high in oil industry," 13 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of increasingly

: more and more : to an increasing degree

increasingly

adverb
in·creas·ing·ly | \in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē \

Kids Definition of increasingly

: more and more The path became increasingly rough.

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