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very in English:

1. used to stress the meaning of an adjective

2. 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.

3. Similar to Super

4. 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.

5. wicked

The wicked witch cast a spell on the man and turned him into a bug.
Of course, in the end, the wicked witch gets killed.
Punish the wicked and save the weak.
Cinderella had two wicked stepsisters.
wicked deed
Animals act in a better manner than wicked humans.
He seems nice, but he's wicked at heart.
No nation was ever so virtuous as each believes itself, and none was ever so wicked as each believes the other.
She wore a wicked grin after her victory.
The penguins in the zoo were wicked!
if someone is really bad, they are wicked.
Some people look wicked but are super-nice.
The definition of wicked is someone or something who is cruel or acts in an evil way. An example of wicked is the way you would describe a witch.
You must never think of such a wicked thing again. You are wicked, going such a long way all alone!
Mark my words! No rest for the wicked!

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

Where is Nemo?

6. terribly

It hurts terribly.
Tom didn't seem terribly interested in learning French.
We will miss you terribly if you leave Japan.
It's terribly cold. I think I'm going to catch a cold.
This handmade Italian-made titanium bicycle is terribly light.
Five self-help books later, Sergey still had a terribly ineffective approach to management.
A terribly loud beep resounded - the microphone produced feedback.
Beth will not allow Chris to kiss her because he is terribly dirty.
Bruce was terribly upset when his girlfriend left him, but he soon got over it.
The players were terribly excited over winning the pennant.
Would you mind terribly making me a cup of coffee?
It must be terribly difficult, running her household on her own after divorcing.
My father can be terribly childish, but he means well.
The auditorium is terribly stained. It is, in part, due to acid rain.
She seemed terribly upset. I slept terribly last night.