absolutely absolutely  /ˌæb sə ˈlut li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
  2. (adv) totally and definitely; without question

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. We had absolutely no idea how many times we were going to have to drop the bombbut that's the Air Force for you.
  2. Once a cell started on its march of development, nothing, absolutely nothing, scientists thought, could turn it around again.
  3. He absolutely is a star.

News

  1. Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee ‘Absolutely Not’ on Trade Market, According to Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

    While the Philadelphia Phillies struggle to achieve even a winning record, speculation persists that Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon will be available before next month’s non-waiver trade deadline. That’s not necessarily the case. “Absolutely not, because these are guys I’d be better off having on my club than not,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. […]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  2. The US Military Is Junking $7 Billion In Military Equipment On Its Way Out Of Afghanistan

    Absolutely stunning waste.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Pandora Absolutely Must Do Better Now

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While I generally believe Pandora receives a raw deal in the media, from the music industrial complex and, to a lesser extent, the court of public opinion, areas exist where the company not only can, but absolutely must do better. Believe it or not, I have been a frequent critic of Pandora. Late last year, I came out against co-founder Tim Westergren's blog post that ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "I want the record to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident," he said. "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued, in opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: The Associated Press

  2. Capello said: "I am absolutely determined to succeed with the England team. It is very important we use the disappointment as a motivation in the future and I can assure the fans I am fully focused on our European qualifying fixtures, starting with...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: WalesOnline

  3. "It makes me angry. I slammed the phone more than a few times on discussing AIG," Mr Bernanke said. "It's - it's just absolutely - I understand why the American people are angry."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Times Online

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