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まるで [まるで] (marude-2)
    Meaning: completely, entirely
    Example: I have forgotten about it completely
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #4095   まるで眠れやしない。 
I can't sleep at all!  
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ex #4105   フレッドには忍耐心というものがまるでないから、彼のカンシャク玉を破裂させるのはわけもない。 
Fred has very little patience, and it doesn't take to make much for him fly off the handle.  
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ex #4106   フレデイはこの一ヶ月というものずっと夜勤だったため、正常な時間に働いている友人達に会う機会がまるでなかった。 
Freddy's been working the graveyard shift the past month, so he hasn't been able [at all] to see any of his friends who work normal hours.  
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ex #4114   寒くて手の感じがまるでない。 
My hands are [completely] numb from the cold.  
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ex #4115   君の考えと僕のとまるで違うね。 
Your idea differs entirely from mine. [M]  
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ex #6969   彼女はまるで徹夜をしたかのような顔をしていました。  
Her face looks as if she spent the whole night awake.  
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ex #6972   彼女はまるで彼に信じている。 
She entirely believes him  
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ex #8266   彼には紳士らしいところがまるでない。  
He is not anything of a gentleman.  
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(karekano)
ex #8267   彼女がどんな人なのかまるで見当がつかない。  
I haven`t the faintest idea of what she looks like.  
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bamboo4まるで plus negative would have the meaning of "entirely" or "totally," but if you use まるで in its original sense, it means "as if" or "just like" or "as it were." これはまるで戦争だ. 
SNCCan anyone explain the phrase "呼応の副詞" (of which I believe "まるで" is one example)? 

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