completely (comparative more completely, superlative most completely)
- (manner) In a complete manner
- 1851, Herman Melville, chapter 70, in Moby-Dick:
- It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded.
- 1899, Kate Chopin, chapter XIX, in The Awakening:
- She completely abandoned her Tuesdays at home, and did not return the visits of those who had called upon her.
- 1969, E.R. Zumwalt, Jr., Silver Star Citation - John Kerry,
- Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY immediately maneuvered his craft through several strafing runs which completely silenced the enemy.
- Please completely fill in the box for your answer, using a number 2 pencil.
- (degree) To the fullest extent or degree; totally.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.
- 1968 June 8, Edward M. Kennedy, Tribute to Senator Robert F. Kennedy,
- Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control.
- 1975, Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles/Workbook for Students, Lesson 75: The light has come,
- Keep a completely open mind, washed of all past ideas and clean of every concept you have made.
- He is completely mad.
- (in a complete manner): fully, totally, utterly
- (to the fullest degree): fully, totally, utterly
- See also Thesaurus:completely
in a complete manner
to the fullest extent or degree
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