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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent

Usage examples (36)
  • He was wholly convinced
  • Homophobia a term wholly misapplied and sexism feed on each other but only inversely.
  • 'It's what they call a wholly owned foreign entity, so we're now completely independent.
  • His "Mountain of Light" is a term wholly unknown to the Arabs, except so far as they would assign the term to any saintly place. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: Something "holey: contains holes. "Holly" is a plant with bright red berries. To be "holy" is to be religious. "Wholly" means altogether.
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