American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- For the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; mainly; generally.
- adv. focus Mainly or chiefly; for the most part; usually, generally, on the whole.
- adv. obsolete To the greatest extent; most.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. For the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; in the main.
- adv. in large part; mainly or chiefly
- adv. usually; as a rule
- most + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“Partly because that's the establishment that babysits the Rams every week … but mostly because their playoff picture is * mostly* set. this week it's all about the AFC.”
“I think it's a word mostly for disabled individuals to use.”
“It's very, very different, and Ground Zero is a phrase mostly used by people outside lower Manhattan.'”
“Savvy users are renting games just after their release date and then buying the title mostly new at a discounted price.”
“Ethnic" at Bernie's mostly translates as "Italian," although the kitchen's repertoire does include a French Canadian classic, Meat Pie ($7.95).”
“Detectives persisted in what one called mostly a "monologue" for about two hours and 45 minutes, until one asked Thompkins whether he believed in God.”
“But detectives persisted in what one called mostly a “monologue” until asking Thompkins whether he believed in God.”
“New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton writes today on what he describes as the mostly-in-New-York phenomenon of the restaurant Thanksgiving, which can actually be the biggest day of the year for those the city's restaurants that choose to be open.”
“This mostly is a summarization of Denton's argument.”
“Mr. Gourevitch said that he was committed to publishing both fiction and poetry, and that, in fact, he has no intention of creating an American Granta, which he described as mostly nonfiction, with no poetry-and "we are not going to go there.”
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