Origin of basically
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Examples from the Web for basically
You were basically the guy to do every dictator or crazy character, from Gaddafi and Ahmadinejad to Bin Laden.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
“They basically said thanks a lot and shook our hands and took off,” Stammberger said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence
December 30, 2014
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
“[It was basically] a room with no view,” as R metaphorically put it.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
The democracy of Fair Play was basically the fair play of democracy.
And I would never have believed that you are basically modest.
Since you all know what we think it basically should be, there is no need to repeat it.
On the other hand, this raid was, and would be, basically a diversionary tactic.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Basically, anyone can use it as soon as he puts it on for the first time.Final Weapon
Everett B. Cole
- in a fundamental or elementary manner; essentiallystrident and basically unpleasant
- (sentence modifier) in essence; in summary; put simplybasically we had underestimated mother nature
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Word Origin and History for basically
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