exceedingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

exceeding +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsiːdɪŋli/
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  • Hyphenation: ex‧ceed‧ing‧ly

Adverb[edit]

exceedingly (not comparable)

  1. To a great or unusual degree, extent, etc.; extremely
    • 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod, Chapter II. "Stage-coach Views", page 16.
      This coach was an exceedingly narrow one []
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      I gasped and nearly sank to the ground, for I knew that such a situation must result in some dreadful tragedy, of which it seemed exceedingly probable to me that I should be the first victim.
    • 1928, Roosevelt, Franklin D., The Happy Warrior Alfred E. Smith[2], Houghton Mifflin, OCLC 769015, OL 6719278M, page 10:
      It is an exceedingly easy thing for a Governor or a President to go along with the drift of the tide, to veto vicious legislation, to give honest administration, to lead a perfectly peaceful life, and to avoid criticism or attack. Of such are the hundreds of forgotten Governors and the dozens of Presidents whom we have to look up in a history book.

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