in toto

in to·​to | \ in-ˈtō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce in toto (audio) \

Definition of in toto

Examples of in toto in a Sentence

The judge accepted the testimony in toto.
Recent Examples on the Web Now there is a project to present Moszkowski’s music, in toto, on recordings. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 July 2021 America’s current waves of violence—right-wing militias, left-wing anarchists, street protesters, urban gangs, anti-Semitic assaults and solo nut cases—are in toto pushing the country to a dangerous level of disorder. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 26 May 2021 The Thin Mint, while not the best cookie in toto, is clearly best when frozen, and ascends to a higher plane of existence. Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 By refusing to affirm the facts of Ford’s story, Flake was effectively denying the truth of the broader story, the Larger Truth, the Narrative truer in toto than the truth or falsehood of any particular allegation. John Hirschauer, National Review, 4 May 2020 Solving the adjunct crisis will require the reform of higher education in toto, and this will be impossible until political leaders are brought to recognize the sector’s ambiguous function in the contemporary American political economy. Charles Petersen, The New York Review of Books, 25 Feb. 2020 Lasagna is Italian American parlance and refers to the aforementioned cheesy composition, the dish in toto. Evan Kleiman,, 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of in toto

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in toto

Latin, on the whole

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The first known use of in toto was in 1796

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“In toto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of in toto

: as a whole : totally or completely

in toto

in to·​to | \ in-ˈtō-tō How to pronounce in toto (audio) \

Legal Definition of in toto

: as a whole : in total admitted the disputed testimony in toto refused to allow the will in toto

History and Etymology for in toto

Latin, on the whole


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