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Holy vs Wholly

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Holy is an adjective that means dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred; (of a person) devoted to the service of God; morally and spiritually excellent; used in exclamations of surprise or dismay.

Wholly is an adverb that means entirely; fully.

Holy and wholly are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words can get confused and misused in English writing. You can avoid this error completely by using ErrNET copyediting technology!

Holy sentence examples:

As the parishioner entered the church, he knocked over the holy water by accident and the priest told him he was going to hell.

It is common to find a copy of the Holy Bible in the nightstand drawer in a hotel.

The Trinitarian formula is the phrase “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Holy smokes, I cannot believe that I got in to the college of my choice!

She is now in her junior year at Holy Trinity College.

The site of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is considered holy ground to the believers of Islam.

Wholly sentence examples:

Even though we tried our best, our efforts were not wholly successful.

I did everything I could to convince them to change but I think they were wholly deaf to my arguments.

The company operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company.

I am wholly committed to my studies right now and have no time for sports or a relationship.

To make hard-boiled eggs, make certain that the eggs are wholly submerged in water before bringing to a boil.

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