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Definition of exceptionally adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used before an adjective or adverb to emphasize how strong or unusual the quality is The weather, even for January, was exceptionally cold. I thought Bill played exceptionally well.
  2. 2(formal) only in unusual circumstances Exceptionally, students may be accepted without formal qualifications.
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