- without exception; completely; wholly; entirely: You are absolutely right.
- positively; certainly.
- (of a transitive verb) without an object.
- (used emphatically to express complete agreement or unqualified assent): Do you think it will work? Absolutely!
Origin of absolutely
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1. totally, unqualifiedly. 2. unquestionably, unequivocally, definitely.
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Examples from the Web for absolutely
This time it would be the biggest mistake for the Western press to repeat that—absolutely the biggest mistake.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
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January 8, 2015
At least for now, because few things about this dispute are absolutely certain.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
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His goal: to make the perfect (and absolutely comfortable) high-heel, with the help from Nike CEO Mark Parker.What, and Who, You'll Be Wearing in 2015
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Full-grown men play-acting at being hurt when absolutely nothing happened.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
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“He was an absolutely gray and insignificant personality,” says Kurnosova.Russians Plot Exiled Government in Kiev
December 16, 2014
I have absolutely refused the latter, let what will (as I have told her) be the consequence.
And I declare to you, that I know not my own heart, if it not be absolutely free.
Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.De Libris: Prose and Verse
The ability to love cleanly and absolutely is the supreme virtue.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of you, or with our schemes for money-making.
- in an absolute manner, esp completely or perfectly
- yes; certainly; unquestionably
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Word Origin and History for absolutely
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