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[foo l-ee, foo l-lee] /ˈfʊl i, ˈfʊl li/
entirely or wholly:
You should be fully done with the work by now.
quite or at least:
Fully half the class attended the ceremony.
Origin of fully
before 900; Middle English, Old English. See full1, -ly
Related forms
quasi-fully, adverb
unfully, adverb Unabridged
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  • However, figure to yourself Corot fully embarked on his career as a painter.

    Corot Sidney Allnutt
  • She then proceeded, in red crayon, to draw a fully equipped heart.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Yet I am fully alive to what I have done and what I intend to do.

    The Battle of The Press Theophila Carlile Campbell
  • I never spoke of them to any one before, nor fully acknowledged them to myself.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • I saw, too, the need of fully consecrated Christian workers.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
British Dictionary definitions for fully


to the greatest degree or extent; totally; entirely
amply; sufficiently; adequately: they were fully fed
at least: it was fully an hour before she came
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fully

Old English fullice "entirely, perfectly, completely;" see full (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fully



Really; certainly: That was fully the best movie I've ever seen/ He was fully flailing on the guitar. You were fully doggin' him about his hair (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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