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Origin of tremendous
Examples from the Web for tremendously
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
Anger Is an Energy is a tremendously entertaining read, and I urge everyone to pick up a copy and start dreaming again.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shumlin said he was “tremendously disappointed” – then kept him on the job.
“Robin Williams came up to visit during the run and seemed to enjoy it tremendously,” wrote Reeve.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both are tremendously talented, smart leaders who have built careers failing, adapting, and then succeeding.
It looked as though the towns would shrivel up, because of the tremendously high wages demanded by the men who were needed there.Historic Adventures|Rupert S. Holland
On a subject so tremendously awful, I have chosen to present simply God's testimony.The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827|Aaron W. Leland and Elihu W. Baldwin
For a few tense seconds the two bodies of men remained motionless, forming a tremendously impressive tableau.A Chinese Command|Harry Collingwood
With a quick flush of pleased surprise, Deborah gave her father a look that embarrassed him tremendously.His Family|Ernest Poole
Wasn't it right to suppose she must be tremendously fond of him, to let him keep her on the string the way he has?A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
Word Origin for tremendous
1630s, "awful, dreadful, terrible," from Latin tremendus "fearful, terrible," literally "to be trembled at," gerundive form of tremere "to tremble" (see tremble). Hyperbolic or intensive sense of "extraordinarily great or good, immense" is attested from 1812, paralleling semantic changes in terrific, terribly, awfully, etc.