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[mohst-lee] /ˈmoʊst li/
adverb
1.
for the most part; in the main:
The work is mostly done.
2.
chiefly; principally.
3.
generally; customarily.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; most + -ly
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  • The empty-handed males were mostly unsuccessful at mating.
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  • The subjects mostly chose white when a medium hued face was coupled with a business suit.
  • Individual dolphins also enter a deeper form of sleep, mostly at night.
  • She's painted some of them tropical colors to add a little pop to her mostly green garden.
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  • The rustic fence is composed mostly of bitter cherry saplings joined with wood screws.
  • The barbecue area took two months of mostly weekend and evening work.
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British Dictionary definitions for mostly

mostly

/ˈməʊstlɪ/
adverb
1.
almost entirely; chiefly
2.
on many or most occasions; usually
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