adverb \ˈsō(l)-lē\

: without anything or anyone else involved

: only or just

Full Definition of SOLELY

:  without another :  singly <went solely on her way>
:  to the exclusion of all else <done solely for money>

Examples of SOLELY

  1. His rank was based solely on merit.
  2. You will be held solely responsible for any damage.
  3. She did not write solely for money.

First Known Use of SOLELY

15th century

Rhymes with SOLELY


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