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entirely


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entirely  \En*tire"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  an  entire  manner;  wholly;  completely;  fully;  as  the 
  trace  is  entirely  lost. 
 
  Euphrates  falls  not  entirely  into  the  Persian  Sea. 
  --Raleigh. 
 
  2.  Without  alloy  or  mixture;  truly;  sincerely. 
 
  To  highest  God  entirely  pray.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entirely 
  adv  1:  to  a  complete  degree  or  to  the  full  or  entire  extent;  "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";  (`whole'  is  often  used  informally  for 
  `wholly'  as  in  "a  whole  new  idea")  [syn:  {wholly},  {completely}, 
  {totally},  {all},  {altogether},  {whole}]  [ant:  {partly}] 
  2:  without  any  others  being  included  or  involved;  "was  entirely 
  to  blame";  "a  school  devoted  entirely  to  the  needs  of 
  problem  children";  "he  works  for  Mr  Smith  exclusively"; 
  "did  it  solely  for  money";  "the  burden  of  proof  rests  on 
  the  prosecution  alone";  "a  privilege  granted  only  to  him" 
  [syn:  {exclusively},  {solely},  {alone},  {only}] 




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