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1To a greater degree than normal; unusually:[as submodifier] ‘the weather was exceptionally mild for the time of the year’
outstandingly, extraordinarily, remarkably, exceedingly, especially, specially, phenomenally, prodigiouslyunusually, uncommonly, abnormally, atypically, extraordinarily, unexpectedly, surprisinglyView synonyms
- ‘The lambs are finished exclusively on the marsh, only coming above the high water mark for exceptionally high tides.’
- ‘In Mayo the results were greeted with general satisfaction by teachers and students alike with some exceptionally high marks recorded.’
- ‘They may come around, but the evidence will have to be exceptionally compelling.’
- ‘This is some very fine music by a band with an exceptionally rich collective imagination.’
- ‘In every vintage, this winery produced exceptionally good wines of perfect elegance.’
- ‘Upon receiving the sundial, my friend was exceptionally pleased with the unique gift.’
- ‘The car is also exceptionally roomy in every direction, with real lounging space in the rear.’
- ‘Our minors have been performing exceptionally well at the moment.’
- ‘A few years back, the publican had invested in a large extension following an exceptionally good summer.’
- ‘Finally, exceptionally bad weather caused serious declines in output independently of all the other factors.’
- ‘The authors do an exceptionally good job in mocking the social Communism of major industrial cities of Russia.’
- ‘Their upper surfaces, however, vary from convex to exceptionally flat.’
- ‘Their exceptionally close relationship ended with the death of Raisa in 1999.’
- ‘A large shuttered sash window overlooking the communal square makes this an exceptionally bright area.’
- ‘The exceptionally strong revenues we have seen over the first six months of 2000 have changed the landscape.’
- ‘This may, in turn, let farmers use a lower application rate without having to use exceptionally small nozzles.’
- ‘The claim submitted by the Referring Party is based on exceptionally poor material.’
- ‘Barriers to entry into the French political elite are exceptionally high.’
- ‘Neighbourhood network programmes have shown exceptionally good success rates everywhere.’
- ‘Rumoured to be an exceptionally talented artist, he continues to work with oil paints today.’
- 1.1 Only in unusual circumstances:‘the court allows half an hour in most cases, one hour exceptionally for a very important case’
- ‘Exceptionally, international institutions perform functions more appropriately described as international resource management.’
- ‘He called upon the educationists to join hands for formulating a strategy that benefits all rather than exceptionally a few.’
- ‘Scores lower than 4 were found only exceptionally.’
- ‘Reproductions made by professional photographers can only be authorised exceptionally.’
- ‘However, exceptionally, Parliament has affected the validity of a contract by intervening to refuse funding.’
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