- spectacled cobra,
- spectator pump,
- spectator sport,
- spectator, the
Origin of spectacular
Examples from the Web for spectacularly
So why would conservatives keep giving money to groups that are losing so spectacularly?Right-Wing PACs' Formula: Lose Races, Rake In the Cash|Patricia Murphy|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I also felt called to sound a note of caution, even at this spectacularly joyful moment.
Lacking devoted patronage, there Telugu evolved into a spectacularly hideous argot.
The best new show of the year, which ended as spectacularly as it began, was unable to crack a well-established drama field.Emmy Nomination Surprises and Snubs: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ and More|Jason Lynch|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Coverage of routine, predictable services is not insurance at all; it's a spectacularly inefficient prepayment plan.Health and Human Services Secretary Doesn't Understand What Insurance Is|Megan McArdle|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In response to their efforts, patronage was growing, not rapidly and spectacularly, yet steadily and substantially.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Since the world began, there had been few battle-fields so spectacularly laid out.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
We will win with him in a field of ordinary nags and we will be careful not to win too far or too spectacularly.The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
In the Streets of New-York, he made a hit by firing a building at the spectacularly disposed audience.
Obviously he had dallied with the demon and was spectacularly the worse for it.The Native Son|Inez Haynes Irwin
1680s, from Latin spectaculum (see spectacle). As a noun, first attested 1890. Related: Spectacularly.