in·​cred·​i·​bly | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-blē \

Definition of incredibly

1 : in an incredible manner
2 : extremely incredibly difficult

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Examples of incredibly in a Sentence

the entrance exam to the elite prep school was incredibly difficult

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Cooling sleep products have become incredibly popular over the years for a good reason: Overheating during sleep is a huge pain point for most people. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Everything to Know Before Buying the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress," 1 Feb. 2019 Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora is the latest take on the topic: the crew of a ship headed to Tau Ceti realizes that life for humans away from Earth is incredibly difficult, and that leaving might not have been the best idea in the first place. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The 13 best sci-fi books to check out on your new Kindle," 29 Dec. 2018 For Elon to find a way to keep the company going through so many obstacles is incredibly more difficult than anyone can imagine. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 In the photo, the new mother looks casual and comfortable in an incredibly soft-looking, pale pink hoodie and dark maroon pants with her shoulder length hair worn down in loose, natural waves. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Hudson Shares a Picture of Herself Breastfeeding on Instagram," 13 Jan. 2019 The nesting dolls reflect the incredibly complex, multilayered and fragile relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Russians in Houston have diverse views on international affairs," 8 July 2018 What is masturbation if not an incredibly pleasurable form of physical activity? Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "14 Benefits of Female Masturbation and Why Every Woman Should Do It," 31 Dec. 2018 Both Justin and Hailey could be seen snuggled up in bed with their new puppy: In fact, Justin looked incredibly chilled out as the new puppy sat on one of his shoulders. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey and Justin Bieber's 'Christmas Baby' Is the Cutest Puppy of All Time," 23 Dec. 2018 People post ads that are incredibly frank about their identities and desires, often in ways that encourage even more honestly from both readers and future Personals post-ers. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "Could a Text-Based Dating App Change Selfie-Swiping Culture?," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of incredibly

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of incredibly was circa 1500

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