all the way
Also, the whole way. The entire distance, from start to finish, as in He ran all the way home, or The baby cried the whole way home. [Late 1700s]
Completely, as in I'm on your side all the way. [First half of 1900s]
See go all the way.
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Do e-readers change the way we read?
New words enter English all the time. One major source of new words and senses is technological innovation. If a device is created that didn’t previously exist, it needs a name, and if the device is popular enough, that name, along with other words to describe the functions of the device, enters widespread usage. So how exactly does technological innovation change the way we talk …
clear, thoroughly, altogether, quite, utterly, fully, perfectly, totally, exhaustively, extensively, exclusively, competently, effectively, comprehensively, unconditionally, ultimately, absolutely, wholly, finally, entirely
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