vanishingly

adverb

van·​ish·​ing·​ly ˈva-ni-shiŋ-lē How to pronounce vanishingly (audio)
: so as to be almost nonexistent or invisible
the difference is vanishingly small

Examples of vanishingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When that reality collides with the growing demands for partisan purity in today’s politics, a 60-vote consensus in the Senate becomes vanishingly rare. Thomas Koenig, Baltimore Sun, 20 June 2024 The prospect of either side’s ceding ground and striking a territorial compromise appears to be vanishingly small. Praveen Donthi, Foreign Affairs, 4 June 2024 But with schools competing for fewer students and inequality forcing young adults out of the city, their approach would drain resources from our educational institutions and spend billions to benefit a vanishingly small number of people at some point down the line. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 1 June 2024 Humans have only ever made vanishingly small amounts of these elements. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for vanishingly 

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vanishingly was in 1870

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“Vanishingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanishingly. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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