Origin of formidable
Examples from the Web for formidably
I have myself written that Paul seems a formidably clever pol and stands a very good chance of being the Republican nominee.
How was one to answer such a formidably unanswerable answer as that?Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
Apparently it seemed to the Swede that he was formidably menaced.The Monster and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
For the real danger was that if the Huguenots were wiped out, a formidably close union between France and Spain might result.Great Ralegh|Hugh De Selincourt
And what a personage she had grown in these twelve months—how formidably, consciously brilliant in look and dress and manner!Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
But that post345 was formidably strong, and by its command of the bridge it was the key to the deliverance of Orleans.
British Dictionary definitions for formidably
Word Origin for formidable
Word Origin and History for formidably
mid-15c., from Middle French formidable (15c.), from Latin formidabilis "causing fear, terrible," from formidare "to fear," from formido "fearfulness, fear, terror, dread." Related: Formidably.