ful·​ly | \ ˈfu̇(l)-lē How to pronounce fully (audio) \

Definition of fully

1 : in a full manner or degree : completely
2 : at least fully nine tenths of us

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Examples of fully in a Sentence

He fully recovered from the operation. They will never fully appreciate their luck. The house is fully furnished. When will the tree be fully grown?
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Recent Examples on the Web Since then, Adams has fully endorsed mask-wearing both on and off social media. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Trump surgeon general initially dismissed mask-wearing, but then endorsed," 18 Feb. 2021 That 2022 salary, as our Ben Goessling has reported over and over, becomes fully guaranteed next month. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "Carson Wentz trade for two picks naturally leads to Kirk Cousins thoughts," 18 Feb. 2021 Start-ups like Kumospace and Hopin recognize that while in-person interactions can’t be fully replicated, they can in many respects be surpassed, or productively disrupted. New York Times, "The Race to Fix Virtual Meetings," 17 Feb. 2021 Texas has another two-unit nuclear facility southwest of Dallas, called the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant, that is fully up and running. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "How and why a nuclear reactor shut down in Texas cold snap when energy was needed most," 17 Feb. 2021 Add chicken, making sure each piece is fully coated, and marinate in refrigerator, at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. Christopher Michel, Country Living, "Tender, Crunchy Air Fryer Fried Chicken," 17 Feb. 2021 Producers may take until March to fully restore supplies due to equipment damage, according to Charles Nevle, senior director for North American gas at IHS Markit. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Jerry Jones’ natural gas company ‘hits jackpot’ as Texas freeze drives up prices," 17 Feb. 2021 Regulators have pushed to limit emissions while automakers have shifted toward digital technology such as smartphone apps and advanced driver assistance systems, with the ultimate goal of fully autonomous vehicles. Tom Krisher And David Mchugh, Detroit Free Press, "Ford investing $1B to revamping factory in Germany for zero emissions production line," 17 Feb. 2021 To forestall this, public health officials will need to be fully upfront about which vaccine is being used where and why, Viswanath said. Helen Branswell, STAT, "The myth of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Covid vaccines: Why false perceptions overlook facts, and could breed resentment," 17 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of fully

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fully was before the 12th century

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23 Feb 2021

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“Fully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fully. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fully

: in every way or detail : completely or entirely


ful·​ly | \ ˈfu̇-lē How to pronounce fully (audio) \

Kids Definition of fully

1 : completely He fully recovered.
2 : at least Fully half failed.

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