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[as submodifier] To a very great extent; extremely:‘a screamingly dull daily routine’
- ‘OK, it's screamingly obvious but switch off lights when you leave a room and turn off radiators in unused rooms.’
- ‘He wrote it all because it all seemed bound together in some screamingly obvious way that he couldn't quite get.’
- ‘It is never easy for them to sell, even if you offer them a screamingly high price.’
- ‘For the screamingly obvious manipulation/staging of these images, it's pretty inexcusable that we've had to wait this long for someone to report on it.’
- ‘This implies that either the shares are screamingly cheap or that investors have severe doubts over the company's asset base.’
- ‘Here's another of her screamingly funny bon mots.’
- ‘You didn't win because of one screamingly obvious reason.’
- ‘‘If you had to point out a difference between this and the last couple of albums, it's that there are a few totally screamingly loud songs on it,’ says Braithwaite.’
- ‘Women, in particular, should take note of the Census results because there's a screamingly loud wake-up call in there for them too.’
- ‘Carrey is, of course, the perfect casting decision - his rubber face and unparalleled comedic timing make the transitions between Charlie and Hank screamingly funny.’
- ‘That's why outsiders are often puzzled by the success of games that would appear to be nothing but screamingly offensive content.’
- ‘In my case I'd say shares, on the whole, are cheap although not screamingly so.’
- ‘I'm astonished that they are treating you like some sort of enemy for simply pointing out the screamingly obvious.’
- ‘At the moment, our self-righteous claim that we are here to ensure accountability is so screamingly hypocritical it's our credibility that's shot to pieces.’
- ‘Oskar's narrative is light, charming and often humorous - his appearance in Hamlet is screamingly funny.’
- ‘This is a screamingly obvious parallel which Rich mysteriously fails to acknowledge.’
- ‘This was the ground breaking TV show circa 1985 that contained the screamingly funny continuing TV soap spoof based in the busy antiques shop in Manchesterford.’
- ‘This screamingly natural move turns out to be a mistake.’
- ‘There are short bursts of screamingly funny material followed by long dry spells that hardly elicit a giggle.’
- ‘I went around to the pay window and noticed the line was moving screamingly fast.’
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