out and out

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out and out (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Completely; thoroughly.
    • 1921, Bernadotte Perrin (translator), "Tiberius and Caius Gracchus", Plutarch's Lives, Loeb Classics
      However, he soon saw that the senate was hostile to him out and out, and that the good will of Fannius towards him had lost his edge, and therefore again began to attach the multitude to himself by other laws []

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