Pronunciation: (ô'fu-lē, ôf'lē), [key]
1. very; extremely: That was awfully nice of you. He's awfully slow.
2. in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like: She behaved awfully all evening.
a. in a manner inspiring awe: shouting awfully the dreaded curse.
b. in a manner expressing awe: to stare awfully.
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