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extremely

[ik-streem-lee] /ɪkˈstrim li/
adverb
1.
in an extreme degree; exceedingly:
extremely cold.
Origin of extremely
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; extreme + -ly
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  • I am extremely affected on my mother's account—more, I must needs say, than on my own.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • His enmity to the working classes made him extremely unpopular.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • You will oblige us extremely by giving a little information.'

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • This you will find an extremely delicate and appetizing dish.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Like every extremely selfish person she was a coward in her soul.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
British Dictionary definitions for extremely

extremely

/ɪkˈstriːmlɪ/
adverb
1.
to the extreme; exceedingly
2.
(intensifier): I behaved extremely badly
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Word Origin and History for extremely
adv.

1530s, from extreme + -ly (2). Originally "with great severity," later more loosely, "in extreme degree" (1570s).

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