- (manner) In a striking way.
- He entered strikingly, taking over the stage.
- (degree) To a remarkable degree or extent.
- He was strikingly deficient in good sense.
- 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
- Warwick's first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered.
- (evaluative) Remarkably, surprisingly.
- 2020 December 21, Bryan Lufkin, “How 'linguistic mirroring' can make you more convincing”, in BBC:
- Then, they looked up which lawyers in these various lawsuits won their cases, and those who didn’t. Most strikingly, the researchers found that if the legal teams more closely mirrored a judge’s preferred writing style in documents such as past legal opinions, their chances of winning could more than double.
- Strikingly, he had bowed deeply to the Emperor.
to a remarkable degree