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solely

adverb sole·ly \ˈsō(l)-lē\

: 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>
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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

SOLELY Defined for Kids

solely

adverb sole·ly \ˈsōl-lē\

Definition of SOLELY for Kids

1
:  without another involved :  alone <The decision is solely yours.>
2
:  2only 2 <Sort the blocks solely by color.>

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