astronomically astronomically  /ˌæ strə ˈnɑ mɪk li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) enormously

Usage(s):

  1. For convenience, the Council arbitrarily set the equinox on March 21, although astronomically it usually falls on March 20, sometimes on the 19th.
  2. The overall costs of both Medicaid and Medicare are running astronomically higher than pre-enactment forecasts.
  3. Electricity has made the once lowly candle a symbol of gracious living, and fireplaces are included only in the most astronomically expensive modern apartments.

News

  1. Broad coalition forming to fight Biggert-Waters Act, St. Tammany audience is told

    Louisiana finds itself in the unenviable position of being the "guinea pigs" in FEMA’s efforts to implement new flood elevation maps that, combined with the passage of the Biggert-Waters Act, could astronomically increase flood insurance premiums, a panel of speakers...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Tips for enjoying the South Sound's longest days of the year

    Swedes drink vodka and dance around maypoles. Greeks jump over bonfires. Pagan and druidic Brits gather at Stonehenge. For many Northern Hemisphere cultures, the summer solstice is a time of rebirth, rejuvenation — and major partying. While astronomically the solstice officially occurred at 10:04 p.m. Pacific time Thursday, Friday night is only one second longer at eight hours and four minutes ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

Quotes

  1. The party principal speaker Sian Berry said: "If the government do go down the nuclear route, they will be committing the UK to a dirty, dangerous and astronomically expensive future."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Sian Berry Source: Sky News

  2. "The idea of somebody firing a missile at an installation somewhere will shoot up the price of oil astronomically," Al-Faisal said.
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Turki al-Faisal Source: ABS CBN News

  3. "You get Louie in that situation, the chances are astronomically in your favor that you'll come out successful," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Kyle Whittingham Source: International Herald Tribune

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