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And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
Donald Cargill

Meaning of "wholly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHOLLY

wholly  [ˈhəʊllɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHOLLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wholly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES WHOLLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wholly in the English dictionary

The definition of wholly in the dictionary is completely, totally, or entirely. Other definition of wholly is without exception; exclusively.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHOLLY


agilely
ˈædʒaɪllɪ
brittlely
ˈbrɪtəllɪ
coolly
ˈkuːllɪ
dismayfully
dɪsˈmeɪfʊllɪ
dully
ˈdʌllɪ
facilely
ˈfæsaɪllɪ
fertilely
ˈfɜːtaɪllɪ
foully
ˈfaʊllɪ
frailly
ˈfreɪllɪ
futilely
ˈfjuːtaɪllɪ
hostilely
ˈhɒstaɪllɪ
interstitially
ˌɪntəˈstɪʃəllɪ
palely
ˈpeɪllɪ
puerilely
ˈpjʊəraɪllɪ
servilely
ˈsɜːvaɪllɪ
shrilly
ˈʃrɪllɪ
solely
ˈsəʊllɪ
stilly
ˈstɪllɪ
tactilely
ˈtæktaɪllɪ
vilely
ˈvaɪllɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHOLLY

wholefood
wholefoods
wholegrain
wholegrains
wholehearted
wholeheartedly
wholeheartedness
wholemeal
wholeness
wholesale
wholesale price index
wholesaler
wholesaling
wholesome
wholesomely
wholesomeness
wholestitch
wholism
wholistic
wholly-owned subsidiary

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHOLLY

allycholly
brolly
colly
Connolly
dolly
folly
golly
holly
ice lolly
jolly
loblolly
lolly
molly
polly
prolly
sea holly
tolly
wild and woolly
wolly
woolly

Synonyms and antonyms of wholly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WHOLLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wholly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wholly

Translation of «wholly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHOLLY

Find out the translation of wholly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wholly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wholly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

完全地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

totalmente
570 millions of speakers

English

wholly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كليا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полностью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

totalmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলকুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entièrement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sepenuhnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

völlig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

全く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전적으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabeh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàn toàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संपूणपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tamamen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

completamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

całkowicie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повністю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în întregime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξ ολοκλήρου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geheel en al
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

helt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

helt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wholly

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHOLLY»

The term «wholly» is very widely used and occupies the 15.113 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHOLLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wholly

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10 QUOTES WITH «WHOLLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wholly.
1
Karl Abraham
Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished.
2
Julian Baggini
Anger clearly has its proper place at work, which is neither wholly absent nor ever present. The manager who is an emotional blank is just as hard to work for as the volcanic boss, and both can do great harm by setting an unhelpful example for what kind of emotional expression is expected and accepted.
3
Brandon Boyd
It's great to want to be part of something, but it's a different thing completely to believe wholly in some type of movement, and to give everything for that something.
4
Tina Brown
TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.
5
Giraldus Cambrensis
Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture.
6
Donald Cargill
And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
7
John le Carre
The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
8
Jessie Cave
My experience of children on a film set, especially on a big film set like the 'Potter' one, is not wholly positive.
9
William Ellery Channing
Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
10
Bradley Chicho
Declare this smite time, extracting precious gems and wholly hours you share to fruitcake a friend so dear.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHOLLY»

Discover the use of wholly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wholly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, ...
This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships.
Marva J. Dawn, 1989
2
Wholly Woman, Holy Blood: A Feminist Critique of Purity and ...
Addresses central questions regarding the ways that religion regards the role of women.
Kristin De Troyer, 2003
3
A Wholly Different Way of Living
Instead, he discusses with Professor Anderson the concept of a wholly different way of living.
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan W. Anderson, 1991
4
Holy Women, Wholly Women: Sharing Ministries of Wholeness ...
Lawless collects and interprets the stories of ten women ministers and examines their public and private lives, their ministries, their images of God, and their negotiations of sexuality and the religious life.
Elaine J. Lawless, 1993
5
Wholly Holy
“Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? “ (1 Cor. 3:16, NIV)
Angela Asbill, 2012
6
No Voice Is Ever Wholly Lost
Exploring the process of death as a spiritual journey of separation and loss, a study of parents who have lost their children documents the psychological benefits of maintaining a parent-child dialogue as a creative exercise. 15,000 first ...
Louise J. Kaplan, 1995
7
Wholly Jesus: His surprising approach to wholeness and why ...
In compelling fashion, Wholly Jesus clarifies the foundational (and frequently misinterpreted) meaning of Jesus' offer of salvation and heaven: that to follow Him is to find wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
Mark Wesley Foreman, 2008
8
Wholly Smokes
The last book by one of the most original, brilliant and under-rated American writers of the 20th century.
John Sladek, 2003
9
"We specialize in the wholly impossible": a reader in Black ...
The book is divided into six sections: theory; Africa; the Caribbean and Canada; 18th-century United States; 19th-century United States; and 20th-century United States.
Darlene Clark Hine, Wilma King, Linda Reed, 1995
10
Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace ...
In this revised fourth edition of his classic evangelistic work, Will Metzger calls for a rehabilitation of the truth framework necessary for the survival of the Christian message.
Will Metzger, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHOLLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wholly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
PFC Incorporates BMPL as Wholly-Owned Subsidiary
New Delhi: State-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) today said that it has incorporated Bihar Mega Power Limited as its wholly-owned subsidiary. «NDTV, Jul 15»
2
Wholly Bagels closes for second time in Palmerston North
Palmerston North people once again have a bagel-shaped hole in their lives, with Wholly Bagels closing for the second time in the city. Wholly Bagels on The ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
The Hugely Profitable, Wholly Legal Way to Game the Stock Market
It's an easy way to game the stock market, and getting easier by the day. With some deft maneuvers, hedge funds and Wall Street trading desks are reaping ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Wholly Guacamole® Brand Introduces New 45-Calorie Mini Cups
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Wholly Guacamole® brand, America's No. 1 selling branded pre-made guacamole, are ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
5
Validus wins round two: wholly-foreign retrocessions not subject to …
After examining the plain language of the statute, the Court found the text to be ambiguous as to whether or not Congress intended to tax wholly-foreign ... «Lexology, May 15»
6
Minister slams commission over IRA playground
A Stormont minister has branded the Equality Commission “a wholly discredited organisation” after it withdrew from the case of a Newry play park being named ... «Belfast Newsletter, May 15»
7
Breathe eCig Corp. Completes Formation of Two Wholly Owned …
By establishing these two wholly owned subsidiaries, the Company has created a platform to potentially partner with large pharmaceutical and life sciences ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
8
Doha Bank says keen on wholly owned subsidiary model
The foreign banks which move to a wholly-owned subsidiary route will be given near-national treatment apart from capital gains tax and stamp duty benefits, ... «Business Standard, Apr 15»
9
Penna Cement Industries merges its wholly owned subsidiary with …
The Company is having wholly owned Subsidiary in the name of Sriba Industtries engaged in the business of gas based power generation with an installed ... «Business Standard, Apr 15»
10
FIVE MINUTES WITH: Mike McNamara, 59, frontman of Big Mac's …
Mike McNamara, 59, frontman of Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band, who were formed in Newport in 1990. The band will be celebrating their 25th anniversary together ... «South Wales Argus, Mar 15»

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