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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Last summer, a mammoth tusk hunter exploring the shores of the Tirekhtyak River in Siberia’s Yakutia region unearthed the fully intact head of a prehistoric wolf. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "A Perfectly Preserved 32,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost," 15 June 2019 The Bears, at least, are fully embracing this internally. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "The end of the Bears' spring practices starts Chicago's summer of anticipation — is it September yet?," 14 June 2019 The United States has been slow to fully embrace soccer. Sally Jenkins, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. women’s soccer team is an American treasure. Pay them.," 12 June 2019 Builders have approximate seven years to get the rest of the way there, and bring a fantastical work of art fully to life. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Gaudí’s Sagrada Família finally gets building permit to finish construction," 11 June 2019 Meet the Cantroller: a fully functional gaming controller fashioned from a full can of beer. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Miller Lite Turned a Beer Can Into a Video Game Controller, and We Tried It," 10 June 2019 The Mobile Mysticks were certainly a colorful team, and perhaps the only sports franchise in Mobile’s history to fully embrace the city’s Mardi Gras heritage. al.com, "Rooting for ‘Chappy’: Why the Stanley Cup Finals are resurrecting Mobile Mystick memories," 6 June 2019 Does someone with depression remain a depressive if her symptoms are kept fully in check with medication and treatment? Anna Altman, The New Yorker, "In “The Collected Schizophrenias,” Esmé Weijun Wang Maps the Terrain of Her Mental Illness," 4 June 2019 In March, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announced the company would spend $300 million and add 400 workers at its plant north of Detroit where the Chevy Bolt is built to add production of another fully electric model. latimes.com, "Tesla’s secret source of cash unmasked as GM and Fiat Chrysler," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of fully

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

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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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