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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And any lingering doubts I had are fully gone after watching the first teaser for the new season of The Bachelorette. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Hannah Brown's First The Bachelorette Trailer Is Here, and It’s Incredible," 5 Apr. 2019 But since Sabrina isn't fully human, Stafford-Bridge doesn't worry about making her appear overly bronzed or even lifelike. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 5 Apr. 2019 Right now, the website, which hasn’t fully launched yet, greets visitors with a style question accompanied by a photo and/or video with a person giving advice in the full outfit that they’d recommend to the person asking the question. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "H&M Is Launching an Advice Forum to Help You Figure Out What to Wear," 4 Apr. 2019 Reno brings some much needed levity to Discovery put still has awhile to go to get fully integrated with the crew, and Tilly and Stamets sometimes feel like—too much. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship and Death This Week," 8 Feb. 2019 The difference between fully automated and semi-automated is not a gray area. Aja Romano, Vox, "The new troll: how bots and puppets make internet outrage seem louder than it is," 24 Oct. 2018 And while there will be good and bad days, missing them never fully goes away. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "How To Deal With the Death Of a Parent," 14 Mar. 2019 Fold the egg whites into the coconut-cream mixture until fully incorporated. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 Of course, this move was not applicable to all women; for example, Native American women were not fully enfranchised in Utah until 1956, as a result of a ruling in Utah’s Supreme Court. Kate Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Why the United States Constitution Needs An Equal Rights Amendment," 29 Oct. 2018

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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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