sep·​a·​rate·​ly ˈse-p(ə-)rət-lē How to pronounce separately (audio)
: in a separate manner or by separate means : not together with someone or something else
She and her husband drove separately to the restaurant.
The software is sold separately from the hardware.
The professor met with each student separately.

Examples of separately in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top sheets are not included in the base sheet sets and can be purchased separately. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 May 2024 This three-piece set combines a refrigerator, sink, and oven, which can also be purchased separately on Pottery Barn Kids. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 9 May 2024 As sold separately, the Disney+ and Hulu bundle (without ads) costs $19.99/month and the standard ad-free Max plan currently costs $15.99/month. Todd Spangler, Variety, 9 May 2024 Menendez faces 16 criminal counts, while his wife, who will be tried separately due to health issues, faces 15. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 9 May 2024 But separately, Paxson will request an advisory committee provide her with advice on divestment by Sept. 30 and put it on the agenda for the corporation's October meeting. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 7 May 2024 If the 75% threshold is reached, future lawsuits would be prevented, and consumers would not be allowed to pursue separately. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Another hallmark of the deep plane lift: The soft tissue layers of the face (the skin, fat, and SMAS) are uprooted and moved as a cohesive unit rather than being divided through the fat and treated separately as is customary with SMAS facelifts. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 1 May 2024 Unlike many laser printers today, which ship with the toner cartridge already installed, Brother uses the old-school approach of packing the toner separately in the box and already mounted on the drum unit. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of separately was circa 1552

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“Separately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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