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astronomically (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪklɪ) 



  1. enormously; immensely   ⇒ He was astronomically wealthy.   ⇒ an astronomically expensive suit

    to rise astronomically   ⇒ House prices have risen astronomically.

  2. from an astronomical point of view   ⇒ These stone circles are often astronomically aligned.

astronomical (ˌæstrəˈnɒmɪkəl Pronunciation for astronomical or astronomic



  1. enormously large; immense
  2. of or relating to astronomy

Derived Forms

ˌastroˈnomically adverb

Example Sentences Including 'astronomically'

Admits N. P. Singh, dmrc chairman and Union urban development secretary: "If we don't press ahead now, our costs will go up astronomically.
India Today (1997)
Her stories have an astronomically high mortality rate: the characters are ruthlessly killed off to boost the Kleenex count.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
Instead we've ended up with astronomically more debt, a lot less energy supply and absolutely no conservation policy," Mr. Bryant said.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Prices were still absurdly low, in his opinion, and were bound to rise astronomically , as time has proved.
Leasor, James Tank of Serpents
The system is inefficient and astronomically expensive," the chairman, Edward Leigh, said.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Whatever the philosophical impact of Zoroastrianism, it was astronomically naive.
North, John The Fontana history of Astronomy and Cosmology
``We do not mean to place high on our list a school of, say, 20 academics, 19 of whom do little, and one of whom scores astronomically.
The Australian (2005)


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