- for the most part; in the main: The work is mostly done.
- chiefly; principally.
- generally; customarily.
Origin of mostly
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Examples from the Web for mostly
Three months ago, the two had a baby together and the Internet mostly just shrugged.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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“Mostly people on a budget use it,” Franz Dobersberger, managing director of a Bangkok travel agency, told The Daily Beast.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
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So for the 12 years he spent at Aldgate, Chaucer was mostly alone, with a teeming urban scene literally beneath his feet.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings
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Brinsley was trying to produce tracks—hip-hop, mostly—and he apparently had a knack as a techie.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
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But mostly they just walked, their faces somber, their hands shaking as the snow began to fall.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters
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But mostly they hunt for this Andrew Lanning a dozen at a time.
He can't take things on trust, and he'll mostly take 'em, anyway.
He thought of many things, but mostly of the promise he had made his mother.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
They were mostly Beadle's Dime Novels, which had a great sale at the time.In the Midst of Alarms
They average about the same as they do in anything else, mostly good, I think.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- almost entirely; chiefly
- on many or most occasions; usually
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