mainly

adverb main·ly \ ˈmān-lē \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of mainly

1 obsolete : in a forceful manner
2 : for the most part : chiefly

Examples of mainly in a Sentence

  1. you mainly need to focus on improving your golf swing

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First Known Use of mainly

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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