What does wholly mean?

Definitions for wholly
ˈhoʊ li, ˈhoʊl liwhol·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, wholeadverb

    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"

Wiktionary

  1. whollyadverb

    completely and entirely; to the fullest extent

  2. whollyadverb

    exclusively and solely

  3. Etymology: From the word holliche. See also whole and -ly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whollyadverb

    Etymology: from whole.

    The thrust was so strong, that he could not so wholly beat it away, but that it met with his thigh, through which it ran. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Nor wholly lost we so deserv’d a prey;
    For storms repenting part of it restor’d. Dryden.

    Thus equal deaths are dealt with equal chance;
    By turns they quit their ground, by turns advance:
    Victors, and vanquish’d in the various field,
    Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield. Dryden.

    This story was written before Boccace; but its author being wholly lost, Geoffrey Chaucer is now become an original. Dryden.

    They employ’d themselves wholly in domestick life; and provided a woman could keep her house in order, she never troubled herself about regulating the commonwealth. Addison.

    Metals are wholly subterrany. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whollyadverb

    in a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly

  2. Whollyadverb

    to the exclusion of other things; totally; fully

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wholly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4049

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wholly' in Adverbs Frequency: #279

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wholly in a Sentence

  1. El Paso in which O'Rourke:

    And to some degree, El Paso in which O'Rourke're performing when El Paso in which O'Rourke're running for office, right ? you're never fully, wholly, truly yourself, warts and all. You are on a stage and you're projecting and you're acting in a way that you want people to read and form their picture of you. No one can help that. ... We're all actors on that stage, and no one more so than perhaps someone running for president. But I couldn't go do that.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information, including by controlling access to it. Today, in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation's most closely held secrets.

  3. Christophe McGlade:

    Policy makers must realise that their instincts to completely use the fossil fuels within their countries are wholly incompatible with their commitments to the 2 degrees C goal.

  4. A. W. Tozer:

    The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice--any choice will be the right one.

  5. William Saroyan:

    Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, And when you laugh, laugh like hell, And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

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