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causing great surprise or sudden wonder.
Contemporary Examples

There are films that look very likely, but (the list) is amazingly bereft.
Early Oscar Bets The Daily Beast October 3, 2009

amazingly enough, it has widely stood up to experimental testing.
The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking’s New Book Joshua Robinson September 9, 2010

Michelle Obama, sitting next to Madeleine Albright, was amazingly glamorous.
Laughter in the Dark Tina Brown February 1, 2009

Like, the most vicious, cruelest, most amazingly crafted insults ever.
Veep’s Jonah Is TV’s Most Insufferable Character (But We Love Him) Kevin Fallon April 3, 2014

The risk of being wrong was small, but the potential payoff for being right was amazingly high.
The Gamma-Ray Burst That Wasn’t Matthew R. Francis May 31, 2014

Historical Examples

“I know,” said Mrs. Walshingham, “I know everything,” and helped him out most amazingly.
Kipps H. G. Wells

You amazingly sulky man, what are you muttering to yourself?
Athalie Robert W. Chambers

Billy showed a set of amazingly white teeth in a broad grin, and departed swiftly and silently.
A Little Bush Maid Mary Grant Bruce

Never in his life had he seen anything so amazingly beautiful as Angela.
Colorado Jim George Goodchild

He was amazingly apt, and two years of opportunity meant much more to him than to most men.
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Volume I of 5) Various

causing wonder or astonishment: amazing feats

early 15c., “stupefactive;” 1590s, “dreadful;” present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of “wonderful” is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.


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