mostly
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈməʊstli/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmoʊstli/

Adverb

mostly (not comparable)

  1. Mainly or chiefly; for the most part; usually, generally, on the whole.
    They're mostly good people, although they have made a few mistakes.
  2. (obsolete) To the greatest extent; most.
    • 1817, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mDUbXHRIbRIC&dq=northanger+abbey+search+austen&pg=PP1&ots=EDH1Xu36el&sig=J7fVUwXmydAD36S8oLTWv2-ICNk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA163,M1]:
      She was to be their chosen visitor, she was to be for weeks under the same roof with the person whose society she mostly prized [...]!
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