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Meaning of verb-てまで

I've seen from this link and other sources that verb-てまで means "to the point of verb" or "to the extent of verb". But I can't make this work in the phrase below. 必死で努力してまでほめられるの... being ...
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Meaning of にまで?

A long time ago, I came across this example sentence in Jisho: 彼{かれ}の仕事{しごと}は井戸掘{いどほ}りからゴミの処理{しょり}にまで及ぶ{およぶ}。 His tasks range from digging wells to getting rid of garbage. Why does this ...
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How does まで work in ~なまでの/~なまでに?

I ran into the following sentence in a video game called 善人シボウデス: 俺の腕は暴力的なまでの勢いで、後方に向かって手{た}繰{ぐ}り寄{よ}せられた。 I decided to look online, and I found similar examples, some of which used に rather ...