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altogether

Definitions

  • Unwilling to give up horses altogether
    Unwilling to give up horses altogether
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv altogether to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly') "he was wholly convinced","entirely satisfied with the meal","it was completely different from what we expected","was completely at fault","a totally new situation","the directions were all wrong","it was not altogether her fault","an altogether new approach","a whole new idea"
    • adv altogether with everything included or counted "altogether he earns close to a million dollars"
    • adv altogether with everything considered (and neglecting details) "altogether, I'm sorry it happened","all in all, it's not so bad"
    • n altogether informal terms for nakedness "in the raw","in the altogether","in his birthday suit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Baltimore Orioles opened the 1988 baseball season by losing the first 21 games and 107 altogether for the entire season
    • Altogether All together; conjointly. "Altogether they went at once."
    • Altogether Without exception; wholly; completely. "Every man at his best state is altogether vanity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "Twelve Days of Christmas" gifts: A partridge in a pear tree, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese laying, seven swans swimming, eight maids milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming. (There are 364 gifts altogether)
    • altogether Wholly; entirely; completely; quite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Altogether awl-too-geth′ėr all together: wholly: completely: without exception.
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles%20Haddon%20Spurgeon
    “A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.”
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles%20Lamb
    “He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.”
  • Hugh Hamilton
    Hugh Hamilton
    “I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. altogedere,; al, all + togedere, together. See Together

Usage

In literature:

My donna primissima will be another guess sort of lady altogether.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Her long lips were still parted, and showed her gleaming teeth, but the smile was altogether gone.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Its interests are altogether agricultural.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Might it not be better for me to abandon altogether the Fixed Period and all its glories?
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
Altogether, one hundred and thirty-one pounds eighteen shillings and eightpence.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
Altogether he bore a strong resemblance to a prize-fighter.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
You entered the mansion by a court that was enclosed on two sides altogether, and on the two others partially.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
Its presence proves that the squatter is not altogether a savage.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The creed of the new sectaries was altogether negative.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mr. Copperhead had risen from the ranks; yet not altogether from the ranks.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
I am going down, you know, to a different level altogether.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
In his own conduct he was free altogether from stain.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Having accepted him, she wanted to take him, she belonged altogether to the hour, now.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Altogether, these formed a goodly pile.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Then, although they profess such friendship, they don't altogether like us.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
His mother and sisters altogether failed to persuade him.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
But she was altogether too late to communicate the news as news.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
His domestic confidences had I think corrupted her mind altogether.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Such a fact would be altogether isolated and without a parallel in Holy Scripture.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Whatever may be the present state, it is altogether transient.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
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In poetry:

Then I won't know if I fit,
Whether to sit back and
Sit, or quit altogether.
To wit.
"He'S AboutT 22, I'm 63" by Helene M Johnson
Oh! think of that gallant British band,
Who, at Majuba, made such a heroic stand,
And, take them altogether, they behaved like brave men,
But, alas! they were slaughtered like sheep in a pen.
"The Horrors of Majuba" by William Topaz McGonagall
I shall not altogether die; by far my greater part
Shall mock man's common fate in realms infernal;
My works shall live as tributes to my genius and my art,—
My works shall be my monument eternal!
"Horace To Melpomene" by Eugene Field
We belonged to the American fishing schooner named "Cicely",
And our captain was a brave man, called McKenzie;
And the vessel had fourteen hands altogether
And during the passage we had favourable weather.
"A Tale of the Sea" by William Topaz McGonagall
Because he was a man that was very fond of gold,
Not altogether of the miser's craving, I've been told,
But a craving desire after good meat and drink,
And to obtain good things by foul means he never did shrink.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall
Festus.
Best ope the casement: see,
The night, late strewn with clouds and flying stars,
Is blank and motionless: how peaceful sleep
The tree-tops altogether! Like an asp,
The wind slips whispering from bough to bough.
"Paracelsus: Part III: Paracelsus" by Robert Browning

In news:

P rotest and violence are like gunpowder and explosion: It is not altogether surprising when one leads to the other.
Altogether, a half-century later, Santa Barbara of 2012 wouldn't be the Santa Barbara we know if it weren't for Pierre Lafond and his wife, Wendy Foster, as they also own a number of bistros around town as well as clothing stores.
Altogether the museum will consist of two hangars, a WWII Quonset hut and a WWII control tower.
Or, you can skip eggs altogether and combine 1 tablespoon of heart- healthy ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water.
If today's Black Friday shopping stampede left you black and blue — or if you prefer to skip such sales altogether — a quieter, gentler marketplace might be just the thing you're looking for.
Altogether, the Holiday Homebrewing Hoedown showed that Santa Barbara's beer culture is thriving, creative, and proud to show off their stuff.
A recent survey shows that Americans under 30 are more likely to reconsider their church's role – or to simply abandon organized religion altogether.
Klein is reportedly selling a copycat version of said pants and in a complaint filed in federal court in Delaware last month, are said to "have infringed and are still infringing " on three patents altogether.
The Dallas Morning News has found that units investigating violent crime are not the only ones that have seen steep staffing cuts or been eliminated altogether since mid-2010.
In an unceasing effort to improve player safety, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the idea of eliminating kickoffs altogether from the game earlier this week.
Altogether the researchers found that a name's pronounceability, regardless of length or seeming foreignness, mattered most in determining likability .
Altogether, 24 MMS students took the plunge, electing to serve as guinea pigs for a new, untried musical format, instead of going with the well-developed Manatee symphonic band.
ATLANTA — For a couple of years, Peter Conlon quit thinking about Music Midtown altogether.
And with that simple phrase, many a would-be swimmer foregoes the idea altogether as he or she conjures up visions of veritable monsters lurking in the deep below the water's surface.
Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1963, media was a different thing altogether.
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In science:

The authors would be very glad not to have to deal with random deaths in their future work in the field, but could see no clear cut way of dispensing it altogether.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
B which converts dotted to undotted spinor indices and satisfies ¯BB = −1, so that they have altogether 4n real components.
Aspects of the D=6, (2,0) Tensor Multiplet
Altogether, the dust mass is found to be linearly proportional to the gas metallicity and equal to 40% of the total mass in heavy elements in a present-day galaxy.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Altogether, with these calibrations, moderate luminosity IR starbursts have SFR∼3– 30 [M⊙/yr], (corresponding to ∼ 105 O stars present during a typical burst).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Altogether, there seem to be fairly clear indications for a ”top-heavy” mass function in the more luminous SBs, as compared with quiescent SF in the Milky Way and in spirals.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Altogether, the observed long-wavelength counts and CIRB intensity, when compared with typical galaxy SED’s and the multi-wavelength LLFs, require a substantial increase of the IR volume emissivity of galaxies with redshift (see Figs. 3, 5, 7).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Altogether these results indicate that the history of galaxy long-wavelength emission does probably follow a path similar to that revealed by optical-UV observations, by showing a similar peak activity around z ∼ 1, rather than being confined to the very high-z, as sometimes was suggested.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Altogether, the large energy content of the CIRB is not easily explained, unless the powerful infrared starburst phase is characterized by a stellar IMF somewhat deprived in low-mass stars.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The coefficient in front of the logarithm cannot be changed, for otherwise the eigenvalue support becomes finite and the power like tails disappear altogether.
Free Random Levy Matrices
By considering the derivatives of the regular and conjugate regular functions and of similar functions we shall obtain altogether eight classes of holomorphic bicomplex functions.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
Finally, the results shown in Figure 1a are sensitive to the time th at which the reset is made and are very different if the reset is ignored altogether.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
However, the transfer functions are an altogether different matter.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
We obtained conditions for which the scaling and fragmentation process altogether break down and give explicit scaling solution for special case.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
This theoretical approach is mean field in character since fluctuations are ignored altogether.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
So the second proof and the construction of simple A-modules (from V and simple E -modules) bypasses a stabilizer S altogether.
Clifford correspondence for algebras
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