[ adverb ] to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely


full to_the_full


"fully grown" "he didn't fully understand" "knew full well" (`full' is used as a combining form as in `full-grown' or `full-fledged')

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

While emphasizing that technical details were not fully worked_out , Pelham said his resolution would seek to set_aside the privilege resolution which the House voted through 87 - 31 .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

Science is fully competent to deal with any element of experience which arises from an object in space and time .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

They have insisted , rather , on living fully and completely within modern culture and , so far from considering this treason to God , have looked_upon it as the only way they could be faithful to him .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Some time later the missing part of the relic was found and the complete inscription , together with other new evidence , fully corroborated the ancient priest 's information .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

We shall return to these statements and deal with them more fully as the evidence for them accumulates .

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combining_form full full

[ adverb ] sufficiently; more than adequately




"the evidence amply (or fully) confirms our suspicions" "they were fully (or amply) fed"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

But this is fully answered by United_States_v._Nugent , supra .

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

When a word represents a larger construction of which it is the only expressed part , it normally has more stress than it would have in fully expressed construction .

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meagerly ample ample

[ adverb ] referring to a quantity




"the amount was paid in full"

Used in print

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Do you try to maintain the principle of employee contributed ( as opposed to fully company paid ) programs ?