awfully awfully  /ˈɑf li/


  1. (adv) used as intensifiers
  2. (adv) of a dreadful kind
  3. (adv) in a terrible manner


  1. It's been an awfully long time since NASA's manned space program had a truly good idea.
  2. Design and assemble that DNA the way a software designer writes code, and you come awfully close to inventing a living thing.
  3. It turns out, Marita is not only a woman but an awfully pretty one, who seemed to have a full life, just as she did on Second Life.


  1. CNFR: Bond leads the way for NJC steer wrestlers

    For someone who isn’t officially competing at this year’s College National Finals Rodeo, Kelby Bond was awfully busy during Monday’s slack round at the Casper Events Center.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  2. Watch Queens of the Stone Age Play Fan-Picked Set List at London In-Store

    Queens of the Stone Age have been awfully generous with their live shows lately. The ...Like Clockwork  
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spin

  3. Cramer: Stock Market 'Do Not Enter' Sign?

    Patterns in the Vix seem awfully similar to patterns that appeared in 2011, right before the market sold off hard. Should you take your money and turn back?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "I'm very happy to shoot that and to have that be the lead is awfully nice," Woods said after posting an 8-under 132 halfway total, one shot better than Irishman Padraig Harrington (66) on a day when the cream rose quickly to the top.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Tiger Wood Source: ESPN

  2. "I'm there now, but I have to prove that I deserve to be there," Kerr said. "So there is still a lot of work ahead. But it feels awfully good right now."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Cristie Kerr Source: AFP

  3. "Pete was a second father to both Jerry and myself," said Knight, who won three NCAA titles at Indiana. "I think while we're awfully saddened by the passing, I think we can both feel good about the relationship we had with the basketball...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Bob Knight Source: San Jose Mercury News

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subordinate subordinate
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