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1In an astonishing or awe-inspiring way, so as to take one's breath away:‘the beach is endless and breathtakingly beautiful’‘the sharks will pass breathtakingly close if you stay completely still’
- ‘The film is impressively original in its execution and breathtakingly remarkable in its delivery.’
- ‘Breathtakingly resplendent in the California sun, the spires sparkle to a height approaching 100 feet.’
- ‘Hitch saw it as a whimsical, yet breathtakingly suspenseful way to resolve everything.’
- ‘The blues were very true and breathtakingly gorgeous, and the shadows were rich and dark.’
- ‘The breathtakingly witty, even poetic, end alone is worth the price of admission.’
- ‘Indeed, the technical skill of this artist cannot be overstated: each image is breathtakingly painted.’
- ‘The costumes and set were of breathtakingly high quality.’
- ‘Lit from above, the pine-clad space is breathtakingly warm, spacious, and peaceful.’
- ‘This collection of songs is breathtakingly good, rustling up a myriad of comparisons to their contemporaries.’
- ‘There's a breathtakingly surprising metaphysical twist.’
- 1.1[as submodifier] To an extreme or shocking degree; incredibly:‘a breathtakingly racist, angry rant’‘a breathtakingly aggressive takeover’
- ‘The government said that his crimes were "both sophisticated and carefully calculated," not to mention "breathtakingly immoral."’
- ‘Her breathtakingly stupid comment indicates how far behind they are in developing a modern political rhetoric for their values and ideas.’
- ‘I wept at the thought that anyone could be so breathtakingly cruel to the most innocent and defenseless members of our society.’
- ‘How would you feel, if some tabloid hack wrote a breathtakingly unpleasant, factually inaccurate, and demonstrably defamatory article identifying you by name?’
- ‘Well, that's just a breathtakingly willful mischaracterization of what Chris wrote.’
- ‘These guys took part in a breathtakingly broad scheme to skim billions of dollars from the coffers of cities and towns across America.’
- ‘Knowing the author, it's breathtakingly hypocritical.’
- ‘The patent system is breathtakingly inefficient.’
- ‘People who were supposed to be providing services could be breathtakingly rude to the customers they were meant to be serving.’
- ‘It's not as if they haven't done some breathtakingly ruthless things.’
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