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fully

[foo l-ee, foo l-lee]
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adverb
  1. entirely or wholly: You should be fully done with the work by now.
  2. quite or at least: Fully half the class attended the ceremony.
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Origin of fully

before 900; Middle English, Old English. See full1, -ly
Related formsqua·si-ful·ly, adverbun·ful·ly, adverb
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Related Words for fully

absolutely, thoroughly, quite, entirely, perfectly, totally, wholly, positively, amply, well, satisfactorily, comprehensively, altogether, intimately, outright, royal, utterly, abundantly, enough, plentifully

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Historical Examples of fully

  • Robert was fully aware that he was exposing himself to a horrible death.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • On that which he fully believed, he must act, and what did he fully believe?

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • “We must call Kit into counsel, ere we can do that fully,” said Stephen.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • There are others, perhaps, who have not been fully sensible of the privileges which they enjoyed.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • She has fully explained to me your intentions, Sir, and what you mean to do for her.


British Dictionary definitions for fully

fully

adverb
  1. to the greatest degree or extent; totally; entirely
  2. amply; sufficiently; adequatelythey were fully fed
  3. at leastit was fully an hour before she came
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Word Origin and History for fully

adv.

Old English fullice "entirely, perfectly, completely;" see full (adj.) + -ly (2).

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