en·​tire·​ly | \ in-ˈtī(-ə)r-lē How to pronounce entirely (audio) , ˈen-ˌtī(-ə)r-\

Definition of entirely

1 : to the full or entire extent : completely I agree entirely you are entirely welcome
2 : to the exclusion of others : solely entirely by my own efforts

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are you entirely aware of what you're doing with that thing?

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That same year, Dylan Field, then a 20-year-old Thiel Fellow (and Brown University dropout) launched Figma, which tackles a similar set of features with the twist of being offered entirely in a web browser. Khe Hy, Quartz at Work, "Five “creator” apps that have captured Silicon Valley’s attention," 19 June 2019 This plan is entirely possible, but there’s reason to be skeptical. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem," 18 June 2019 This one stretches all those three and opens up an entirely different world. Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "Buzz Lightyear credits Skyline Chili for saving his life. OK, it was Tim Allen, but still," 18 June 2019 The pair’s work opened up entirely new avenues of research, including the search for oncogenic viruses in humans. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The Woman Who Revealed the Missing Link Between Viruses and Cancer," 17 June 2019 The client's split level dining/lounge had a very dark area on the upper level and this Velux roof window has created an entirely new atmosphere. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Turn Your Window into a Balcony," 14 June 2019 Wine director Carlin Karr is also getting ready for an entirely new selection at her team’s forthcoming restaurant and wine bar, Sunday Vinyl. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Four Colorado spots make Wine Enthusiast’s 100 best wine restaurants," 13 June 2019 Inside, the place was quiet, cute, the walls entirely white, with a whiff of transience. John Gastaldo, National Geographic, "Navigating the booming cost of urban life," 12 June 2019 Zoox and Nuro are creating entirely new vehicles, purpose-built for ride-hail and local deliveries, respectively. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Aurora's Latest Deal Will Be a Heavy-Duty Test With Chrysler," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of entirely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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