American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To an advanced or unusual degree; extremely.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To a very great degree; in a degree beyond what is usual; greatly; very much; extremely.
- adv. To a vastly great extent or degree.
- adv. To an extreme or unusual degree, extent, etc.; extremely
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. To a very great degree; beyond what is usual; surpassingly. It signifies more than
- adv. to an extreme degree
- exceeding + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Diligence (Latin, Industria) (ethics, brought the term exceedingly in vogue, opposes Sloth, Latin Acedia): A zealous thinking hereby to draw the philosophers to and careful nature in one's actions and Christianity, who aspired after such a work.”
“Don't believe a word he says," interrupts Madame Ashley, springing suddenly to her feet, and commencing to pour out her phials of wrath on the head of the poor parson, whom she accuses of being a suspicious and extremely unprofitable frequenter of her house, which she describes as exceedingly respectable.”
“This does bring up a point that has certainly been debated for years, if not centuries, and that is whether, except in exceedingly rare cases, books that hew closer to the realities of human emotions and experiences can ever be wildly popular.”
“Almost all of his stories involve people behaving badly, and doing so in exceedingly clever ways.”
“Nasara, I remain exceedingly critical of Clinton foreign policy.”
“The Damp Fellows (who must have been in exceedingly good shape beneath their tailored trench coats) beat me by a length or two, but the teenage girl was a whiny smoker and I left her in the dust, despite my advanced decrepitude.”
“I think it should be applied in exceedingly rare cases.”
“The situation is, in short, exceedingly challenging, though, as I will briefly explain, there has been progress in several areas in recent months despite the sensational attacks by al Qaeda, which have, of course, been significant blows to our effort and which cause psychological damage that is typically even greater than their physical damage.”
“Perhaps this would be the perfect thing for a certain exceedingly wealthy local musical group to endow.”
“They are, in short, exceedingly handsome, easily kept clean, always new and fresh, and what is worthy of mention, much cheaper than wood or gilt.”
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