Examples of partly in a Sentence
The project failed partly because of a lack of funds.
What you say is only partly true.
Recent Examples of partly from the Web
International enrollment began to flatten in 2016, partly because of changing conditions abroad and the increasing lure of schools in Canada, Australia and other English-speaking countries.
Ford sold 896,764 F-Series trucks in the U.S. last year, or nearly two trucks every minute, partly because of post-hurricane demand in Texas and Florida.
Hatch appeared to go back and forth about resigning, partly because of pressure from the White House to stay on.
Enrollment & taxes The district is reducing the number of elementary schools partly because of declining enrollment.
Wisconsin is among the top states in almost every category of food production, industry experts say, partly because of its strong agricultural base.
This is partly because of the city’s lower than average rates of death from medical conditions that hold the greatest potential for organ donation.
Once one of the world's poorest countries, Botswana quickly transformed into one of Africa's wealthiest, partly because of diamond mining.
Foreign prisoners, such as Al-Jazeera’s Peter Greste and freelance photographer Alisdare Hickson, were given access to different forms of distractions like books and newspapers, partly because of pressure from their respective foreign governments.
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First Known Use of partly
Synonymshalf, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partway, in part
Antonymsall, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly, wholly
Related Wordsfragmentarily; enough, fairly, kindly [chiefly Southern], kind of, like, moderately, more or less, pretty, quite, rather, relatively, something, somewhat, sort of
Near Antonymsabsolutely, dead, downright, plain; especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, particularly, very
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