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uncommonly

[uhn-kom-uh n-lee] /ʌnˈkɒm ən li/
adverb
1.
in an uncommon or unusual manner or degree.
2.
exceptionally; outstandingly.
3.
rarely; infrequently.
Origin of uncommonly
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; uncommon + -ly
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  • "uncommonly dark; what I may say gipsy-like," said Mr. Plimmins.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • That's the sort of thing that'll happen to you, unless you're uncommonly careful.

  • But men have to be uncommonly unanimous in order to refuse wealth.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • "You have been uncommonly silent, Nance, even for you," he said at last.

    The Inn at the Red Oak Latta Griswold
  • They are uncommonly intelligent, too, and are very teachable when young.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
British Dictionary definitions for uncommonly

uncommonly

/ʌnˈkɒmənlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an uncommon or unusual manner or degree; rarely
2.
(intensifier): you're uncommonly friendly
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