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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

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

  2. whollyadverb

    exclusively and solely

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

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. G.K. Chesterton:

    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Appreciation gives rise to motivation/multiplication. Let's take this as a case study. When Jesus Christ was faced with the task of feeding a multitude. The scripture says that he (Jesus Christ) first and foremost gave thanks to God. And just because he gave thanks to God. God was motivated to multiply the five loaves of bread/two fishes which he already had. Now that's why he (Jesus Christ) miraclously fed/overfed at a time 5,000 men excluding women and children, scripture reference (Mattew 14 and verse 17 through 21). Anyway, that evidently proves, appreciation truly gives rise to motivation which eventually leads to multiplication. Have you been unappreciative to God/your fellow humans all these while? If YES then, you've got to learn to appreciate your fellow humans. But most importantly, do appreciate God all the time/way even in time of scarcity/insufficiency of resources like money/food stuffs. Because if you dare to appreciate him (God) at all times. Then, he will be motivated to multiply whatever you have until you are wholly gratified/satisfied.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    There is no substitute for/to your God-given destiny. So, if you've not yet discovered yours already. It's high time you discover and fulfill it wholly. For, you can't/won't live a fulfilled life until you discover and fulfill your God-given destiny.

  4. Lysander Spooner:

    That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.

  5. Robert Weissman:

    We need government prosecutors and government regulators to enforce the law, that's wholly within the power of the executive branch.

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