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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbasicallyba‧sic‧ally /ˈbeɪsɪkli/ ●●● S1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1 [sentence adverb] spokenSIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDBASIC used to emphasize the most important reason or fact about something, or a simple explanation of something 🔊 Basically, I’m just lazy. 🔊 Well, basically, it’s a matter of filling in a few forms. 🔊 I used to see him every night, basically.2 BASICin the main or most important ways, without considering additional details or differences syn fundamentally 🔊 All cheeses are made in basically the same way. 🔊 I believe that human beings are basically good. 🔊 Basically, he hadn’t changed at all.
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basicallyWilliam Green was basically a family man.The film appears to be quite complicated but it's basically a love story.The office was very basically equipped.He made films that were designed basically for the drive-in movie, to be glimpsed between clinches.He knew that basically he had enjoyed the careful battle of wits.You got to know the people. ... I don't think you can do the job basically, in an office.But he says the company basically is in the same predicament it was 10 years ago.We only took a few shirts and a pair of jeans. That's basically it, really.The identity of a man is basically no different from that of any other animal.People are basically selfish, angry and mean.Well, basically, she's just a lot of fun to work with.Norwegian and Danish are basically the same.Basically we're looking for someone who can work three afternoons a week.Basically, you just have to write what the teachers want.
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