Etymology

1. vastly

adverb. ['ˈvæstli'] to an exceedingly great extent or degree.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • vast (English)
  • vastus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Vastly

  • lastly
  • ghastly
  • astley

Example sentences of the word vastly


1. Adverb
The gifts may be vastly different from those at a bridal shower.

Quotes containing the word vastly


1. Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. Civilization is vastly overrated.
- Patricia Briggs, On the Prowl

3. The complexities of adult life get in the way of the truth. The great philosophers have always been able to clear away the complexities and see simple distinctions - simple once they are stated, vastly difficult before. If we are to follow them we too must be childishly simple in our questions - and maturely wise in our replies.
- Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

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