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Is "extraordinarily" commonly used to emphasize something?


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I wouldn't say it's very common to use "extraordinarily" to emphasize something, but it's used enough, and it wouldn't sound unnatural. It has more of a dramatic tone than "very." Ex: The bear was extraordinarily big! Ex: That would be extraordinarily terrible if that were to happen. Ex: I'm extraordinarily happy to hear that!

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