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  1. wholly; entirely; completely.
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Origin of totally

First recorded in 1500–10; total + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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


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

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