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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Even the bigger pop stars make sure their songs are socially relevant: Lady Gaga champions LGBTQ rights and mental health awareness with her dance hits. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "I Loved Avril Lavigne and Nicki Minaj’s “Dumb Blonde”, and I Am Not Ashamed," 13 Feb. 2019 Outside of the office, the families of Messrs. Bezos and Fine interacted socially, according to a former colleague of Mr. Fine’s. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Former Amazon Executive Emerges as Foe of Jeff Bezos," 11 Feb. 2019 The former represents clients who appear in Amazon’s film and TV programming, and the men know each other socially. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Who Is Lauren Sanchez's Husband, Patrick Whitesell?," 8 Feb. 2019 Well, that's what's so exciting about being alive right now and being active socially right now. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Really Sick of the Dumb Blonde Cliché," 6 Jan. 2019 To be socially isolated doesn’t simply mean dealing with the occasional bout of loneliness. WSJ, "The Top Five Health Posts of 2018 from The Experts," 31 Dec. 2018 For Instagram, that meant that adding and removing people to the list had to be as socially painless as possible. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Instagram adds ‘close friends’ to let you share stories to a more limited group," 30 Nov. 2018 People who feel lonely and are socially isolated were up to 32 percent more likely to die early, according to a 2015 meta-analysis. Dawn Fallik, Washington Post, "What to do about lonely older men? Put them to work.," 24 June 2018 In a series of three-way debates, Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer pitched her own administrative experience running the state government in Saarland and a more socially conservative streak than her mentor Mrs. Merkel. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Merkel Extension," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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