so·​cial·​ly | \ ˈsō-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce socially (audio) \

Definition of socially

1 : in a social manner
2 : with respect to society
3 : by or through society

Examples of socially in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump administration said the emergency measures were needed to protect the health of U.S. citizens and of the migrants who couldn’t be socially distanced in the tight confines of Border Patrol holding areas. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, "White House warns immigrants against travel as new Border Patrol numbers show arrivals are edging upwards," 10 Feb. 2021 Fans will also be required to remain socially distanced and wear face coverings at games. New York Times, "New York to Allow Fans in Sports Stadiums and Arenas," 10 Feb. 2021 When co-owner and intrepid counter guy Max Okray opens the door at 9 a.m., he is often greeted by a line — socially distanced, of course — of customers that can meander for almost two blocks. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 5 Feb. 2021 And there will be far fewer people in the audience than usual: About 275 people will be socially distanced throughout the H-E-B Performance Hall. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio Symphony returns to the stage Friday after almost a year off because of coronavirus pandemic," 2 Feb. 2021 And because the celebration will be socially distanced this year, a great way to learn from home is by watching a movie, series, or documentary that details the struggles and successes of African Americans. Chloe Castleberry, Better Homes & Gardens, "What Is Black History Month? Learn How It Started and How You Can Celebrate This Year," 30 Jan. 2021 All participants and attendees will be masked and socially distanced. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, "Attention potential Mardi Gras pole greasers: The Royal Sonesta Hotel wants you," 25 Jan. 2021 After Wiggins connected with Wiseman for a reverse dunk that put the Warriors ahead 112-87 with 4½ minutes remaining, four of the starters got to sit socially distanced on the sideline and watch the rookie close out the game with the reserves. Rusty Simmons,, "Steve Kerr’s persistence pays dividends as Warriors’ starting lineup shines," 21 Jan. 2021 No traffic jams, no rush to the next venue, no front rows — not even socially distanced. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week," 17 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Feb 2021

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“Socially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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