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I have absolutely refused the latter, let what will (as I have told her) be the consequence.

And I declare to you, that I know not my own heart, if it not be absolutely free.

Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.

The ability to love cleanly and absolutely is the supreme virtue.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of you, or with our schemes for money-making.

"I'm not absolutely useless where I am, you know, Max," he said.

And this time he had lost her absolutely, lost her without a struggle to keep her.

I absolutely declined to accept or admit the enormous truth hidden in them.

A race course is like a household, everything is known, absolutely everything.

His passion was absolutely love, nothing else—love at first sight.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "unconditionally, completely," from absolute (adj.) + -ly (2). From mid-15c. as "without reference to anything else, not relatively;" meaning "to the utmost degree" emerged by mid-16c. As a colloquial emphatic in American English, it is attested from 1892.

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