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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENORMOUSLY

He had been enormously relieved when his mother returned to Ireland.

"It is enormously important, I grant--enormously," he repeated, reflectively.

Their chariots, enormously outnumbered, were destroyed rather than defeated.

The roads, however, abound in mud, and the streams are enormously swollen.

Now, by the new device of boiling, the food-supply was enormously increased.

The Pasha tells me in confidence that he is enormously wealthy.

Sarah's awe of Henry, always great, was enormously increased.

The spectacle of that girl hobnobbing with Lennox had interested her enormously.

Every day's delay in its capture will enormously multiply your casualties.

I thought that I was dancing a waltz with an enormously tall woman.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin enormis "out of rule, irregular, shapeless, extraordinary, very large," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + norma "rule, norm" (see norm), with English -ous substituted for Latin -is.

Meaning "extraordinary in size" is attested from 1540s; original sense of "outrageous" is more clearly preserved in enormity. Earlier in same sense was enormyous (mid-15c.). Related: Enormously.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENORMOUSLY

exceedingly

adverbvery; exceptionally
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