Definition of 'mostly'
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Defence is mostly about cooperation with partner. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mostly, people would only go to the newest. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The funds will mostly be used to reduce debt of about 1.35 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mostly it was people such as ourselves, buying chicken feed in those faded checked shirts that only farmers wear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's mostly about the greens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's mostly just about having fun - but very smart fun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have come here from Iceland, mostly in family groups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The veterans were mostly people who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Norse colony expanded to a few thousand people who mostly farmed, despite a precariously short growing season. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had a few beers and spoke mostly about rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What they cannot say is that their jobs mostly consist of inglorious compromise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Slightly overlong but mostly good family fun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some people mostly notice what is the same about things. Training with N.L.P. (1994)This may be mostly true of individuals who are highly emotionally invested. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The next few minutes of my life are mostly about clinging on and hoping. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The music on these two discs consists mostly of arrangements of other works. Times, Sunday Times (2010) People are mostly wondering how to arrange their faces afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The feelings of jealousy are mostly about relationships rather than about objects. Families and Friends - how to help your child form happy relationships. (1989)It consists mostly of couples in their fifties who are wearing shiny shoes and frilly shirts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People think race riding is mostly about pushing and pulling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thankfully, my family were mostly very supportive. The Sun (2015)It says demand is mostly for family houses in good villages for about 1.25m. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They would have had access to lots of rich and famous people, mostly through their parents. The Sun (2008)It's mostly big old family houses there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Mostly, people stay with people they know well. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)If the procedure you used was mostly standard, your report should emphasize the features that are new. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)There are only a handful of mobile phones in the country at present, mostly used by government officials and security services. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'mostly'
British English: mostly /ˈməʊstlɪ/ ADVERB
You use mostly to indicate that a statement is true about the majority of a group of things or people, true most of the time, or true in most respects.
I work with mostly highly motivated people.
- American English: mostly
- Arabic: فِي الْأَغْلَبِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: na maioria das vezes
- Chinese: 大部分
- Croatian: uglavnom
- Czech: většinou
- Danish: for det meste
- Dutch: grotendeels
- European Spanish: principalmente
- Finnish: enimmäkseen
- French: principalement
- German: größtenteils
- Greek: κυρίως
- Italian: perlopiù
- Japanese: たいてい
- Korean: 대부분
- Norwegian: for det meste
- Polish: przeważnie
- European Portuguese: na maioria das vezes
- Romanian: în mare parte
- Russian: по большей части
- Spanish: principalmente
- Swedish: mest
- Thai: ส่วนมาก
- Turkish: çoğunlukla
- Ukrainian: переважно
- Vietnamese: hầu hết là
Definition of mostly from the Collins English Dictionary
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