Examples of relatively in a Sentence
these newly acquired in-laws felt relatively comfortable at our family reunion
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Corpus Christi, population 300,000-something, is a relatively small community in Texas.
In addition, the GOP approach would take a relatively small stream of money but turn it into something larger in the short term by borrowing against it and then paying the loan back over a number of years.
At the other extreme is Norway, which admits a relatively small number of immigrants from outside Europe but treats them exceptionally well.
Almost two years passed before Barack Obama issued nine pardons to people convicted of relatively minor offenses;
Granted, this might be a reflection of the fact that the Treasure Valley has a relatively small Vietnamese population compared with Seattle and Portland, where Vietnamese eateries often boast a regional inflection.
Here are some the ways airports were different back in 1987: Airport security was a breeze—relatively speaking.
Some models of ancient climate predict that such relatively low levels would be needed to tip Earth into a series of ice ages.
Rugby-style punters tend try for a relatively short kick that bounces down the field away from the returner, but UK coaches are working Panton in more traditional situations as well during camp.
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First Known Use of relatively
Synonymsenough, kindly [chiefly Southern], kind of, like, moderately, more or less, pretty, quite, rather, fairly, something, somewhat, sort of
Related Wordsacceptably, decently, passably, tolerably; little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, vaguely; half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly, partway
Near Antonymsawfully, beastly, deadly, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, frightfully, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, mightily, mortally, particularly, surpassingly, terribly, very; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially
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Definition of relatively for English Language Learners
: when compared to others
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