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 At the same time, consumers are increasing their spending on travel, dining out and other activities that are not socially distanced. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 9 June 2022 But a white, socially motivated boy from Princeton is a liberal’s dream. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 3 June 2022 That hasn’t deterred Barden in his mission to make gun violence socially and culturally unacceptable, like drunk driving or not wearing a seatbelt; to try, unceasingly, to protect other children and families. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 3 June 2022 Those stories lurked in the background out of necessity: The cost of coming out as gay — or, more likely, being outed against one’s will — was enormous professionally and socially. Jillian Eugenios, NBC News, 2 June 2022 The city that scientists uncovered belonged to the socially complex Casarabe Culture. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 1 June 2022 American diplomatic history contains examples of the confusion between formal clothes worn socially and those worn by service people. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 The program has set-aside funding of $1.5 billion for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people, and an additional $1 billion in incentive funding for states that do a good job of reaching those groups. Amara Omeokwe, WSJ, 29 May 2022 Older adults who have had Covid and who are poor, frail, physically or cognitively disabled, and socially isolated are of considerable concern. Judith Graham, CNN, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Socially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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