adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
all; whole; completely; altogether; entirely; totally.
- he was wholly convinced
- entirely satisfied with the meal
- it was completely different from what we expected
- was completely at fault
- a totally new situation
- the directions were all wrong
- it was not altogether her fault
- an altogether new approach
- a whole new idea
- In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.
Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.
- To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.
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