- in a manner inspiring awe: shouting awfully the dreaded curse.
- in a manner expressing awe: to stare awfully.
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I covered New York politics for 15 years, and I saw some awfully tense moments between the police and Democratic politicians.The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio |Michael Tomasky |December 21, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
People who normally sound smart said some awfully dumb things.A Texas Democrat Tries to Fix the Border |Ruben Navarrette Jr. |August 19, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
And perhaps the current Supreme Court will take a more literal reading of the awfully clear language in the state Constitution.Religious Schools Take Kentucky Taxpayers on an $18 Million Ride |Jonathan Miller |May 7, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
“Discourage” is an awfully mild word for the reality of pot prohibition in the United States.What David Brooks Doesn't Understand About the Marijuana Prohibition |Jamelle Bouie |January 3, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
I notice your office is awfully close to the Barclays Center, where the Nets play.Spike Lee on Blackface, ‘Oldboy,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ and The Brooklyn Nets |Jimmy So |October 31, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
I found a mummy case in the library closet, but there wasn't anything in it at all, and I was awfully disappointed.Kit of Greenacre Farm |Izola Forrester
I'm awfully sorry we had to give you such a shock for your leave-taking, but accidents will happen, now and then.The King of Arcadia |Francis Lynde
It was the aching, loving heart of humanity for which he wept, that needed God so awfully, and could not yet trust in him.The Seaboard Parish, Complete |George MacDonald
Oh heavens, how beautiful it was—fearfully, awfully tragically beautiful!The Woman Thou Gavest Me |Hall Caine
He really looks very bad this morning; I feel quite sorry for him, and I'm awfully sorry for her too.A City Schoolgirl |May Baldwin