partly

adverb
part·​ly | \ ˈpärt-lē How to pronounce partly (audio) \

Definition of partly

: in some measure or degree : partially

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 on the Web The announcement marked an abrupt reversal weeks after Indian officials and international analysts talked up the possibility of India significantly ratcheting up exports to fill the gap created partly by the war in Ukraine. Niha Masih, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 His melancholy question partly reflects the failure of advances in genomics and neuroscience to yield actionable insights that improve the lives of people with major mental illness. Richard J. Mcnally, WSJ, 13 May 2022 That same year, Sheik Hamdan Bun Mohammed was autonomously transported 200 meters by Volocopter, a prototype autonomous air taxi partly funded by Daimler. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 13 May 2022 On Friday, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell lower than expected, a drop that some economists attribute partly to stock market losses. Michael Corkery, New York Times, 13 May 2022 Voters, many too young remember, were partly seduced by the 64-year-old’s misleading presentation of his late father’s dictatorial rule as a halcyon economic age to be revived. Time, 13 May 2022 The bipartisan backing for Ukraine has been partly driven by accounts of Russian atrocities against Ukrainian civilians that have been impossible to ignore. CBS News, 13 May 2022 The bipartisan backing for Ukraine has been partly driven by accounts of Russian atrocities against Ukrainian civilians that have been impossible to ignore. Alan Fram, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 Parents in Illinois and across the country are eager to see an end to the formula shortage, which has been partly caused by supply chain issues. Lisa Schencker, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of partly

1523, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Partly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partly. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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partly

adverb
part·​ly | \ ˈpärt-lē How to pronounce partly (audio) \

Kids Definition of partly

: somewhat but not completely I was partly to blame for the argument.

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