Definitions

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  • adv. To an uncommon degree, unusually or extremely

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an uncommon manner; rarely; not usually.
  • To an uncommon degree.

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

  • adv. exceptionally

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Examples

  • But the singular old man with the lank red face seemed to think uncommonly little of the short words.

    The Ball and the Cross

  • Be that as it may, I lost an immensity of money, and it was my pride to lose with as much gaiety as any body else could win; so I was, or appeared to be, in uncommonly high spirits, and Lawless had his share of my good humour.

    Belinda

  • A large tree occurs not uncommonly, which is either a Birch or a Prunus, most probably from the venation of its leaves, the latter; the bark is exactly like that of a

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • I set off from Rome on a journey to Russia, in the midst of winter, from a just notion that frost and snow must of course mend the roads, which every traveler had described as uncommonly bad through the northern parts of

    Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore

  • "It struck me that those jokes of yours were in what you would call uncommonly bad form," he said.

    The Long Portage

  • I set off from Rome on a journey to Russia, in the midst of winter, from a just notion that frost and snow must, of course, mend the roads, which every traveller had described as uncommonly bad through the northern parts of Germany, Poland, Courland, and

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • I set off from Rome on a journey to Russia, in the midst of winter, from a just notion that frost and snow must of course mend the roads, which every traveler had described as uncommonly bad through the northern parts of Germany, Poland, Courland, and Livonia.

    The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites

  • They were what the Yankees would call uncommonly "cute," and much too deeply intent on business to indulge in play.

    The Lifeboat

  • The daughters are described as uncommonly beautiful, intelligent, sprightly, and agreeable.

    Oliver Goldsmith

  • [236] A kind of trumpet; -- it "was that used by Tamerlane, the sound of which is described as uncommonly dreadful, and so loud as to be heard at a distance of several miles."

    The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore Collected by Himself with Explanatory Notes

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