Simple Definition of solely
: without anything or anyone else involved
: only or just
Full Definition of solely
1 : without another : singly <went solely on her way>
2 : to the exclusion of all else <done solely for money>
Examples of solely in a sentence
His rank was based solely on merit.
You will be held solely responsible for any damage.
She did not write solely for money.
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