They're shockingly becoming more common in elementary schools and playgrounds.
In a season that so far has been shockingly casualty-free, the difference between failure and success is not always apparent.
Unfortunately, a shockingly large number of Chinese applicants also lie about their English abilities and academic transcripts.
That fact makes it shockingly obtuse of Hyundai to make mockery of the act in an ad for its new ix35.
shockingly, it was not the mass gay-and-straight wedding that sent some of his peers into a tailspin that bothered Beck.
It must have paralysed that flying personage, for I gained upon him shockingly.
"The army is numerous, but shockingly disorganized," he declared.
He asserts that "all our railways are uneconomically located," and "in many cases these errors are shockingly evident."
She spoilt me shockingly—more than most mothers indulge their brats.
The implication is that such a man must have been shockingly ignorant.
1690s, "offensive," present participle adjective from shock (v.1). From 1704 as "causing a jolt of indignation, horror, etc.;" from 1798 as "so bad as to be shocking." Related: Shockingly. Shocking pink introduced February 1937 by Italian-born fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.