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  • adv. Extremely.

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

  • adv. to a very great degree or extent


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  • The word, derived from the Hebrew Rab, "great", originally seems to have been equivalent to "my lord"; when it became the distinctive title of the scribes the specific force of its pronoun was lost, and "Rabbi" was used very much like our "Doctor".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • By the time the Septuagint was written, the titles must have been exceedingly old; for the tradition of their vocalization was already very much obscured.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Rioja and elsewhere served to attain the first purpose; while the second purpose was fulfilled by the ministry among the Indians in the encomiendas, and by travelling missionaries who went out among the tribes still at liberty and covered the vast territory in all directions, very much as St. Francis Solanus did at about the same period.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Strictly by chance, the characteristics, size, and inertias of the original LLRV design were very much like what Grumman soon realized it needed to build into the LM.

    First Man

  • And there's a crackling, not like shots, very much not like AKs.


  • For those 25 percent of people around the world who do have a genetic predisposition to autoimmunity, it may not take very much exposure to cause cells to miscommunicate.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • In the spring of 1973 Neil joined the board of Cincinnati Gas & Electric: CG&E was very much an engineering company, for power generation.

    First Man

  • By 1956, First Lieutenant Collins was a part of a fighter squadron flying F-86s in Chambley, France, and had gotten to very much like what he was doing.

    First Man

  • At the time, I was very much under the influence of the short stories of Hemingway, and, subsequently, I got into a bar-brawl with a Frenchman, whose father was probably a leader in the resistance.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Twombly profited from the global economy, and yet as an individual and an artist he was very much of a particular milieu, that of the American sophisticate in Europe although he hated the label "expatriate".

    Cy Twombly obituary


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