2. Adverb. To a degree that causes shock or awe; shockingly. ¹
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1. Combating Terrorism: Role of the National Guard Response Teams,Hearing edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"That is breathtakingly fast, and I commend them; but that is not normally the way it works, and that is not a criticism. It just takes longer getting your ..."
2. Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive! by Lynne M. Sullivan (2000)
"Sand on Saint Lucian beaches ranges from jet-black to pristine white, and the island has a plethora of breathtakingly beautiful sites. Choc Bay is a long, ..."
3. Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya Alive by Bruce Conord (2005)
"... COV#MEL The undersea world of the reef that runs down the coast is breathtakingly beautiful — and easily accessible. See page 207. ..."
4. Italian Lakes by Richard Sale (2006)
"Behind the church, its cloisters are breathtakingly beautiful, arcaded with a tiled roof, above which are two tiers of red and yellow striped walls each ..."
5. Icelandby Cathy Harlow by Cathy Harlow (2004)
"Stunning fjord scenery, breathtakingly beau-tiful mountains and plenty of cultural and historical sites make this a drive with something for everyone and ..."
6. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"... forms that humans use, ranging from the deductive to the intuitive to the breathtakingly stupid. The conversations are self-regulating and ..."
7. The Rhineland by Walter Marsden (1973)
"At once it begins its breathtakingly beautiful course, threading pine woods above the valley of the Steinach for some way before branching tantalisingly in ..."