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totally

[toht-l-ee] /ˈtoʊt l i/
adverb
1.
wholly; entirely; completely.
Origin of totally
1500-1510
First recorded in 1500-10; total + -ly
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  • That he had been totally indifferent to her before argued nothing.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • The bet was a matter, at present, totally beneath his consideration.

  • You must manage to have this despatch taken from you totally against your will!

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • That you are determined to have it in your power to favour or reject me totally, as you please?'

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • A prejudice in favour is as hard to be totally overcome as a prejudice in disfavour.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
Word Origin and History for totally
adv.

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

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

totally

modifier

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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