Astronomically



of, relating to, or connected with .
extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous:
It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
Contemporary Examples

The Instagram deal coincided with astronomically high hopes for the Facebook IPO.
How Joining Facebook Is Hurting Instagram Alex Klein August 27, 2012

If you had such an astronomically disastrous evening, the restaurant may want to make good, so give them the chance.
Meal Deal Sites and How to Use Them Wisely Maggie Nemser April 14, 2011

Your chances of dying in this way are not astronomically high.
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The astronomically high ratio is sort of the point of being CEO.
The SEC Can’t Make CEOs Care About Their Employees Daniel Gross September 18, 2013

The effect, quite the contrary, was astronomically expensive.
Martha Stewart in the Dock Over Macy’s Lawsuit: ‘I Did My Time!’ Lloyd Grove March 5, 2013

Historical Examples

What would have happened, astronomically, if the sun had stood still?
Love’s Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair

M. Cassini, the director of the Observatory of Paris, has discussed it astronomically.
Astronomical Myths John F. Blake

Pope, misapplying the original, has adopted an image which is astronomically false.
The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1 Alexander Pope

We were out late—so late that it was night only astronomically.
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce

astronomically this new sun was the Regenerator, by which all Nature was renewed.
The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble

adjective
enormously large; immense
of or relating to astronomy
adj.

1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning “immense, concerning very large figures” (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) “mean distance from Earth to Sun,” used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.

adjective

Inconceivably large: an astronomical price for that car

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