Definition of 'wholly'
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But in other respects it was wholly different. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was wholly without discrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a wholly different animal. The Sun (2017)Such proximity might well seem wholly unsuitable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This sentence is wholly without reasonable basis. The Sun (2009)Those two famous closing rounds were wholly different in kind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But that seems wholly unrealistic to me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They earned as good a reputation as it is possible to get without being wholly angelic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The present case was one of wholly different complexion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The claims she makes are wholly without foundation and will be vigorously defended. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others have drawn a wholly different lesson. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It has not been wholly without foundation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most weeks he would meet some old friends and take part in a wholly different sporting experience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It demands a wholly different set of emotions and skills to those needed in personal relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And it is important to understand that these are two wholly different manners of government. IN DEFENCE OF ARISTOCRACY (2004)It seems a wholly sensible idea to collect food waste and turn it into gas you can pump into the grid. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Foot was wholly without vanity or side and part of him eagerly withdrew from the arena to indulge his literary tastes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Banking seemed a wholly domestic activity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This allegation is wholly without foundation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This whole affair makes a mockery that expenses claimed should be wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It seemed wholly natural for them to work together, both say. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I wholly and completely refute her criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This should apply to any trip that was not wholly, exclusively and necessarily for the purposes of the employment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I looked pretty good the next morning, but that sometimes happens and it seems wholly random. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At other moments, though, it seemed wholly original. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When it comes to books, this is amplified by beautiful production, which feeds into the quality of being wholly and completely intended. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Around August last year I stopped using it completely and was wholly back on the cigarettes. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'wholly'
British English: wholly ADVERB
You use wholly to emphasize the extent or degree to which something is the case.
While the two are only days apart in age they seem to belong to wholly different generations.
Definition of wholly from the Collins English Dictionary
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