Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a monumental manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By way of memorial.
  • adv. By means of monuments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By way of memorial: as, the pillar was erected monumentally.
  • By means of monuments.
  • In a high degree: as, monumentally tedious.

Etymologies

From monumental + -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It’s obvious that Blanco and Nagin monumentally failed the people of New Orleans.

    No one is in charge « BuzzMachine

  • Anyone inclined to deny this — does anyone deny this? — need merely recall the monumentally consequential Bush v. Gore decision, which was all about the faces on the court.

    Balkinization

  • These parks grew into public parks, municipal parks, state parks, and, most monumentally, into national parks.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The terms conservative and liberal have come to signify "not-me" to a polis so intellectually incurious it renders the phrase "Information Age" monumentally tragic.

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  • As multiple commentators have correctly pointed out, countercyclical regulation is a monumentally foolish concept, especially for the financial sector.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Sources of Regulatory Failure

  • As Justin Fox wrote, “it would be monumentally stupid not to come up with some new way of organizing our financial system after this crisis.”

    Wonk Room » Bank ‘Profits’ And Paying Back TARP Can’t Mean A Return To The Status Quo

  • The only human being who even momentarily holds your attention, Cliff Curtis '"Rabbit," is only notable because he's so monumentally annoying.

    Beyond the top 10: The other premieres

  • It's monumentally fast and the 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds entices you to drive as if you've taken complete leave of your senses.

    Car review: Audi RS3

  • For its sitting Governor to put politics over principle and refuse to even share internal documents with the very organization he sat with just last year on the issue speaks monumentally of his character, or lack thereof.

    CPAs smack back at Ted

  • Hiring government workers with promises that taxpayers yet to be born would “guarantee” compensation several decades in the future was always a monumentally stupid idea.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Other Public Sector Pension Problem

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