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

Examples of overwhelmingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bill passed both houses overwhelmingly Monday — the Assembly by a 55-18 vote and the Senate, 26-10 — and was sent to the governor. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2022 By the following week, many Republicans were ready to settle the matter, and on Aug. 2, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill on an 86-11 vote. Amy B Wang, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 The Senate earlier this month overwhelmingly passed a resolution endorsing the move. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2022 The measure overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. al, 5 Aug. 2022 Despite the impassioned plea from Gardner and other abortions rights supporters in and outside of the chamber, the West Virginia House overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 23. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 In 2018, Florida voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 4, in a historic ballot initiative that restored the right to vote to most state residents with felony convictions. Bianca Fortis, ProPublica, 21 July 2022 In November 2020, voters overwhelmingly passed Measure 110. Dan Springer, Fox News, 16 June 2022 The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill extending security to family members of Supreme Court justices, after Democrats dropped a last-minute proposal to expand the measure to cover families of court staff. Harold Maass, The Week, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of overwhelmingly

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Overwhelmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overwhelmingly. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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