lo·​cal·​ly | \ ˈlō-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce locally (audio) \

Definition of locally

1 : with respect to a particular place or situation
2 : nearby
3 : in the region of origin

Examples of locally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web National endorsements have mostly broken along the national dividing lines, but locally, that has simply not been the case. cleveland, 24 July 2021 Scotland’s city attorney, Kent Lehr, said although the Proud Boys have gained some negative national attention, there have not been any problems locally. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 There are plenty of big-name recruits locally, as six of the top 61 recruits in the nation in the Class of 2022 attend schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 20 July 2021 But since pandemic restrictions eased and businesses reopened, hiring gains locally have been slower than many expected — despite rising wages and perks aimed at luring back workers. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 The menu goal, Linardos said, is to be small and uncomplicated with fresh ingredients that are locally sources when possible. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2021 The problem is especially acute for patients like Ms. Inada who suffer from rare diseases that require specialists who aren’t available locally. Barak Richman, WSJ, 12 July 2021 In the past decade, there’s been more discussion locally about protecting the ecology and natural resources of the alpine environment as a means of preserving the experience that moves so many people to travel and live there. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2021 For a company like Tharsus, that means skills are available locally. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of locally

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Locally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locally. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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