so·cial·ly | \ ˈsō-sh(ə-)lē \

Definition of socially 

1 : in a social manner

2 : with respect to society

3 : by or through society

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Putin naturally sees intelligence work as central to foreign policy, and his foreign policy is fundamentally threatened by democratic, socially progressive Western Europe. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 Justin Kennedy does know Trump and knows the president's children socially, the two people said. Salvador Rizzo,, "There is an unfounded conspiracy theory about the Supreme Court and Trump Tower Chicago," 14 July 2018 Distraught users begged the company to stop decimating follower counts as socially media savvy celebrities such as Justin Bieber mourned the loss of millions of followers. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Twitter purge wipes out a big chunk of Trump, Obama followers — and Twitter's own," 12 July 2018 Justin Kennedy does know Trump and knows the president’s children socially, the two people said. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "The thinly-sourced theories about Trump’s loans and Justice Kennedy’s son," 12 July 2018 Holcombe started the Soft Cage ten years ago to produce experimental, socially relevant films. Ariel Parrella-aureli, Chicago Reader, "365 Ways to Kill an American offers a new perspective on police brutality," 12 July 2018 Shapiro, for example, finds that remaining active with the ParkinSingers and attending support groups helps her physically, emotionally, and socially. Terri Akman,, "Parkinson's Disease may affect women differently. These researchers aim to find out why," 12 July 2018 For a time Bench and Pete Rose were cast as contrasts: the graceful, polished, socially ambitious catcher versus the gritty, dirt-on-the-uniform, what-you-see-is-what-you-get grinder. Jon Wertheim,, "Johnny Bench Is Already a Hall-of-Famer, But He's Looking For a New Distinction," 5 July 2018 Including membership consisting of a number of people capable of giving between $5,000 and $20,000 each year, as well at least five people who are socially connected; five under the age of 50; and at least two from the arts community. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "After a bumpy season, the San Antonio Symphony in a stronger, sunnier place," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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