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wholly Line breaks: whol¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊlli/

Definition of wholly in English:


Entirely; fully: she found herself given over wholly to sensation [as submodifier]: the distinction is not wholly clear
More example sentences
  • It's wholly and completely accurate to the original and entirely satisfying to me.
  • Rarely can one person have held the outcome of a political crisis quite so wholly in his own hands.
  • He seemed determined to justify a course of action which seemed wholly disproportionate.
exclusively, only, solely, purely, simply, merely, alone, to the exclusion of everything/everyone else


Middle English: probably already in Old English (see whole, -ly2).

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