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[toht-l-ee] /ˈtoʊt l i/
wholly; entirely; completely.
Origin of totally
First recorded in 1500-10; total + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The next morning, when he went to look at them, they had totally disappeared.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • She was totally unprepared for the way in which Stuart met her.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • He claims that you have totally misunderstood the principles of the mugwumps all the way through.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Joyful and totally unexpected news awaited them on their arrival.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • Haupt left the work in 1861, victim of intense political pressures and totally unjust accusations of corruption and mismanagement.

Word Origin and History for totally

c.1500, from total (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Completely; unquestionably: totally his fault/ totally awesome

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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