Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With excess; in an extreme degree; beyond measure: as, excessively impatient; excessively grieved; the wind blew excessively.
- Exceedingly; extremely: as, she was excessively beautiful.
- In excess; intemperately.
- adv. To an excessive degree.
- adv. In excess.
- adv. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
- excessive + -ly (Wiktionary)
“He also noted that inventory, stockpiles at businesses had piled up to what he called excessively high levels.”
“Passengers will "finally have hope and realistic expectations that there is an exit strategy if a flight is destined to remain excessively delayed," says Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, which represents about 300 corporate travel departments.”
“It's the same old story of workers having to put in excessively long hours to make a living wage ... there is also a quasi-military style of management that seeks to isolate individual workers.”
“At the same time, nobody should profit excessively from a disaster of such epic proportions as a blackout.”
“Former detainees interviewed for the report stated that, both under the Bush and Obama administrations, they were held in excessively cold isolation cells; supplied inappropriate or inadequate food, bedding and blanketing; denied exposure to natural light; unable to carry out their religious duties; restricted from exercise; and kept from meeting with the International Committee of the Red Cross.”
“In fact, Reagan, Bush 1 and 2 all borrowed excessively from the fund to mask their economic failures.”
“Without wanting to spin excessively, it's interesting to reflect that Bush's re-election was widely regarded as a shoe-in this time last year, and a less-than-suitable Democratic candidate (northern elite, v. liberal by US standards) pushed it so close to the wire.”
“Successful programs with money to spare can afford to bring in excessively large recruiting classes.”
“Third, it could try to ensure that there is appropriate market discipline so that consumers withdraw their business if financial institutions engage in excessively risky behaviour.”
“Such a move would come in addition to a swathe of other proposals unveiled by the government last year, including a new penalty of six points on a driving licence for motorists who broke speed limits "excessively" - meaning they could receive a driving ban after two such offences.”
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