altogether altogether  /ˌɔl tə ˈɡɛ ðər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) informal terms for nakedness
  2. (adv) to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  3. (adv) with everything included or counted
  4. (adv) with everything considered (and neglecting details)

Usage(s):

  1. Many school systems, including those in California and New York City, have abandoned IQ testing altogether.
  2. Now plans are under way to move the women's classes to a separate building, to eliminate altogether the possibility of illicit mingling.
  3. Since nearly 80% of us drive less than 40 miles a day, that means that unlike the Prius, the Volt could get drivers off gas altogether.

News

  1. Bentley May Soon Disband Police Department

    Bentley has been struggling to keep officers employed for patrol duties. Now they face getting rid of the police department altogether and shelling out big bucks to the county to cover them.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KAKE Wichita

  2. Web Tools to Blur Your Digital Footprint

    The NSA won't stop snooping on you, but you can throw them off your trail. Here are some tools to help you go private. Revelations of NSA surveillance have shaken the nation , but while many of us would love nothing more than to toss our phones out the window and avoid well-trafficked search engines like Yahoo and Google altogether, the government seems intent snopping on Americans whether they ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  3. Snowden & Obama Muddy the Waters Over PRISM Access

    Ed Snowden might be holed up in some Hong Kong hideaway at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he has to shut himself away from the world altogether. On the contrary, Snowden was keen to dispel some of the criticisms … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE

Quotes

  1. "Premiums will continue to rise for folks with insurance, millions more will lose their coverage altogether, our deficits will continue to grow larger," Obama said Tuesday at a White House briefing.
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "Obviously, winning a major puts you in a special club," Harrington said after closing with a 1-under 69 to win by four shots over Ian Poulter. "Winning two of them puts you in a new club altogether."
    on Jul 20, 2008 By: Padraig Harrington Source: ABC News

  3. "It is beyond question that any denial or minimization of this terrible crime is intolerable and altogether unacceptable," Pope Benedict said.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic News Service

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