van·​ish·​ing·​ly | \ ˈva-ni-shiŋ-lē How to pronounce vanishingly (audio) \

Definition of vanishingly

: so as to be almost nonexistent or invisible the difference is vanishingly small

Examples of vanishingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The odds of winning the jackpot are vanishingly small — about 1 in 302.5 million. CBS News, 26 July 2022 Republicans’ brazenness can be attributed to the knowledge that there is a vanishingly small chance Democrats can prevent them from achieving their goals. Brynn Tannehill, The New Republic, 26 July 2022 After shipping the Pixel 5a in a vanishingly small list of countries—the US and Japan—the Pixel 6a is back to a more normal (for Google) international distribution. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 21 July 2022 Thankfully, the likelihood of a malicious alien civilization is vanishingly small, a scientist has found. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 7 June 2022 The lessons of Nintendo as a business reach far: the company is one of a vanishingly small class that has been able to not just adapt, but scale the business and its industry’s audience. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 The number of people who can live this way is vanishingly small, which means that actually adhering to the Platonic healthy diet becomes entirely aspirational. Anne Helen Petersen, Bon Appétit, 20 Apr. 2022 However, the report warned that the margin for error is vanishingly small and that nations are not yet doing nearly enough. Deadly combination. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 Millennials, who are now entering what is considered the prime home-buying age range, are getting mercilessly outspent on a market that has vanishingly few affordable options in the first place. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vanishingly

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vanishingly was in 1870

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2 Aug 2022

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“Vanishingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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