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 As of June 5, 36.4% of Marion County residents are fully vaccinated, according to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 9 June 2021 Moyer said about 52% of Louisville residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 41.3% are fully vaccinated. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 9 June 2021 The number of people fully vaccinated — with either two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson — rose to 3,871,151. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2021 Largely because the earliest vaccination efforts began with the vulnerable 65-or-older group, the percentages of older residents fully vaccinated are significantly higher. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 8 June 2021 As of Monday, only 42% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to CDC data. Holly Yan, CNN, 8 June 2021 Breakthrough cases are expected, the CDC has previously said, and there may be a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized or die from the virus. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, 8 June 2021 Once 70% of Hawaiians are fully vaccinated, the state will drop all travel restrictions and sunset its Safe Travels program. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 Minors will be permitted to enter Spanish territory when accompanying people who have been fully vaccinated. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 8 June 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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11 Jun 2021

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“Fully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fully. Accessed 12 Jun. 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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