Definitions

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  • adv. To a breathtaking degree.
  • adv. In a staggering way; with a stagger

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a staggering manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a staggering or reeling manner; with hesitation or doubt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. extremely

Etymologies

staggering +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The disclosure led to calls for new measures to reduce what the authors called "staggeringly high" levels of smoking among pregnant women.

    Birth defects linked for first time to smoking in pregnancy

  • While a recent study by a Beijing hospital found 14 percent of China's national divers had damaged retinas because of heavy training, a percentage doctors describe as staggeringly high.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2008

  • He landed the gig after getting to know Danny John Jules, more widely known as the staggeringly shallow Cat in the surreal space sitcom.

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  • Brandon Adcock, general manager of Bateleur Business Planning, said in a statement the purchasing of condoms was "staggeringly" low when one considered the vast majority of South Africans who were sexually active.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Few words have strayed so staggeringly far from their roots as disco, the American shortening of discothèque, a word English-speakers discovered in Paris in the mid-1950s.

    The English Is Coming!

  • This is of course true, but the idea that this is not true of any language spoken on the planet is so obviously, staggeringly dense that explanations for why it's stupid are unnecessary.

    Boing Boing

  • With Harmonix's access to a staggeringly large library of original masters, the iPhone game is able to do what none of the others can: make the music itself reactive to your play.

    Boing Boing

  • Brazil is employing a version of an idea now in use in some 40 countries around the globe, one already successful on a staggeringly enormous scale.

    An anti-poverty program that works

  • This is both staggeringly trite and finally incoherent.

    The Biographical Fallacy

  • It's just staggeringly beautiful and full of spirit in the wild, says Mr. Cline, now 52.

    Documenting Wild Cats

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