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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wholly  \Whol"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  whole  or  complete  manner;  entirely;  completely; 
  perfectly. 
 
  Nor  wholly  overcome,  nor  wholly  yield.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  the  exclusion  of  other  things  totally;  fully. 
 
  They  employed  themselves  wholly  in  domestic  life. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wholly 
  adv  :  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:  {entirely},  {completely}, 
  {totally},  {all},  {altogether},  {whole}]  [ant:  {partly}] 




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