to·tal·ly | \ ˈtō-tᵊl-ē \

Definition of totally 

: in a total manner : to a total or complete degree : wholly, entirely

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Examples of totally in a Sentence

That's a totally different issue. I am totally upset you can't make it to the celebration.

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People who got given one surreal, yet totally tangible shock., "How Jeff Shi and Fosun International Transformed Wolverhampton Wanderers Into a Premier League Side," 12 July 2018 This movie is actually a series of skits that are supposed to be shock-comedy but fall totally flat, with terrible timing and deeply offensive plot points. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Speaking of ‘Life Itself,’ Here Are 5 Bad Movies With Great Casts," 10 July 2018 Clarkson is totally Miss Havisham but with a better sense of design (hello, farmer’s sink). Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Sharp Objects wraps small-town murder clichés in an irresistibly glossy package," 9 July 2018 The end takes a totally unexpected turn -- see for youeself below. Suzette Fernandez, Billboard, "Ozuna and Manuel Turizo Team Up For Fun 'Vaina Loca' Video: Watch," 28 June 2018 Simmons was not amused: But the rest of the world totally was and still is: Simmons, however, seemed to get the final laugh. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "Donovan Mitchell had classiest response to Ben Simmons winning Rookie of the Year," 25 June 2018 Most women have, at one time or another, been slapped with those labels just for voicing totally normal and healthy concerns and boundaries. Sophia Benoit, GQ, "Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong," 20 June 2018 Blinking a few times is a good, totally non-invasive place to start, Dr. Anchala says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do If Something’s Stuck in Your Eye," 14 June 2018 So Grande and Davidson deciding to tie the knot in that span of time isn't totally a leap. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Ariana Grande's Fans Think She's Been Wearing Her Engagement Ring for Days," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of totally

1509, in the meaning defined above

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: completely or entirely

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