• (British) IPA: /ˈhəʊli/, [ˈhəʊ.lɪ], /ˈhəʊlli/, [ˈhɒʊ̯ɫ.lɪ]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhoʊli/, [ˈhoʊ.li], /ˈhoʊli/, [ˈhoʊ̯ɫ.li]

wholly (not comparable)

  1. Completely and entirely; to the fullest extent.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Joshua 14:9 ↗:
      And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet haue troden, shall be thine inheritance, and thy childrens for euer, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0147 ↗:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
  2. Exclusively and solely.
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