over·​whelm·​ing·​ly | \ ˌō-vər-ˈ(h)wel-miŋ-lē How to pronounce overwhelmingly (audio) \

Definition of overwhelmingly

1a : to an overwhelming extent an overwhelmingly powerful army
b : extremely overwhelmingly mediocre
2 : mostly by far the workers were overwhelmingly female

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It's stocked in all of the major department stores (Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus) and on Amazon.(On all these sites, reviews number in the hundreds and are overwhelmingly positive. Glamour, "The Longchamp Le Pliage Bag Is the Perfect Tote Bag, Period," 18 Apr. 2019 Republicans overwhelmingly favored mass impeachment. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "West Virginia Court Impeachment Sets Up a Legal Showdown," 14 Aug. 2018 The attorneys also noted that voters in the Alexandria area overwhelmingly favored Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, another point of concern for the longtime Republican campaign operative. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Manafort trial judge seeks government response to venue change, delay requests," 10 July 2018 As a practical matter, the two decisions mean that Wisconsin's legislative map, which challengers said overwhelmingly favored Republicans, will remain intact for the fall elections. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on Wisconsin, Maryland cases," 18 June 2018 Free Press readers who participated in an online poll overwhelmingly favored allowing electric bikes on Michigan’s bike paths and trails. Steven Pepple, Detroit Free Press, "Should e-bikes be allowed on trails? See what Freep readers think," 30 May 2018 Democrats overwhelmingly favor single-payer plans in polls, but the phrase means different things to different people. New York Times, "Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take," 25 May 2018 Related stories from Kansas City Star Peace, justice and renaming The Paseo are goals at march Advisory group members said the 50 or so teens overwhelmingly favored the airport. Bill Turque, kansascity, "Panel supports naming new KCI airport for MLK, offers 63rd Street as second option | The Kansas City Star," 20 May 2018 Andrea Nahles, the combative leader of the party's parliamentary group, is overwhelmingly favored to win election at a congress in Wiesbaden on Sunday. Fox News, "Germany's center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of overwhelmingly

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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