Example sentences for: altogether

How can you use “altogether” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Perhaps in an unconscious act of denial--an inability to face up to his complicated but altogether human motives for voting as he did--the week after his vote, Ross wrote to his wife: "This storm of passion will soon pass away, and the people, the whole people, will thank and bless me for having saved the country by my single vote from the greatest peril through which it has ever passed, though none but God can ever know the struggle it has cost me."

  • Altogether a different story, eh?

  • George Washington was virtuous, but was virtuousness altogether a good thing?

  • Etymologists say it originally meant dueño de una casa `lord, or master, of a house' and is a contraction of duen de casa . Duen is the apocopated (cut-off) form of dueño , which stems from the Latin dominus . As the Spanish word evolved, the de was suffixed to the duen , the casa was omitted altogether, and el duende thus became “the lord of the house.”

  • The Nestorian Stele records another history altogether, that of Christianity in China from 635 to 781.

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