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very in English:

1. very


I'm very worried.
She was, as many of us were, very shy in her childhood.
Mary waited years for Tom to get out of prison and was very happy when he finally got released.
According to what they say, that boy is very good at singing.
He works for a big newspaper with a very large circulation.
I would very much like the place where I live to be less polluted.
Tom very often takes a nap for an hour after lunch.
Last night was very hot and muggy, so I didn't sleep so well.
It's very unlikely that Tom will agree to work for that salary.
Very fat people waddle when they walk, though few of them realize it.
If you weren't exposed to a language until you were an adult, you are very, very unlikely to ever sound like a native speaker of that language.
It goes without saying that camels are very useful in the Middle East.
I have a very vague idea of what you are talking about.
At the funeral, the widow looked very dignified, with her black suit, hat and gloves.
Your offer is very attractive, but we will have to think about it.

English word "very"(very) occurs in sets:

Vocabulary 6

2. highly


highly successful
Geoffrey, a highly advantaged student at a private college, bought a motorcycle and vanished with it.
Because this is such a highly technical subject, I would like to point out in advance the likelihood that some of what I'm about to say may include information that is incorrect.
The sea ice is highly variable - frozen solid during cold, calm weather and broken up in large areas of open water during storms.
This implies a fun and relaxed working atmosphere where team achievement is highly valued, communication is extremely important and traditional 3-hour meetings have been replaced by informal chats in the queue for coffee.
I must tell you that these beings were humans who were very intelligent and highly evolved.
The tamborim lends a very slightly uneven and highly distinctive 16th note groove to samba music.
The real, biological nervous system is highly complex and includes some features that may seem superfluous based on an understanding of artificial networks.
On Monday, the Pierson Publishing House will launch an ambitious advertising compaign for Real Life, a highly anticipated new novel from Korea.
He was a highly paid official. They spoke very highly of him. Everyone thinks highly of her teaching (they praise her for it).
You speak pretty highly of him but you're directly involved. I think my less charitable view might be more accurate since I can look at things objectively.
Persimmons are highly nutritious and a great delicacy, but sometimes you get a sour one.
TEPCO is unable to stop the flow of dirty water contaminated with highly radioactive material.
Thanks to Facebook, stalking is no longer the bastion of a few devoted enthusiasts, but a highly automated task convenient enough even for the busy housewife.
TEPCO is looking for "jumpers", workers who will jump into highly radioactive sections of the plant to quickly perform tasks before running out as fast as possible.

3. used to stress the meaning of an adjective



4. Similar to Super



5. awful


How awful!
I'm afraid there's been some awful news.
I have a nasty feeling that something awful is going to happen.
I had an awful experience today, so I'm going to have a beer and go straight to bed.
Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles. Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side.
I dare not probe too deeply, lest I uncover the awful truth!
I also heard that it'd been awful around the Olympic Flame.
Subdued girls are generally the prettiest I reckon. The loud, bustling ones are awful.
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
I realized then that this awful cellar was the only place that could save our lives.
This has been the most awful day in my eleven-year-old life.
Both the food and the weather were awful, so we went home early.
With such awful weather outside, can you believe it's July?
We should therefore stop this awful campaign and tell the people of Ireland the truth.
I'm such a bad drawer, my paitings are awful.