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 Some of the best ways to manage stress are to find support, connect socially, and get plenty of sleep. Rachel Tabler,, "Safe Kids Carroll: Safety reminders for the holiday season," 6 Dec. 2019 Since African Americans interacted socially with other persons of color much more than with whites, the victims of such honor-culture assaults were overwhelmingly black. Barry Latzer, National Review, "The Need to Discuss Black-on-Black Crime," 5 Dec. 2019 Or, if the person making the comment is in a position of authority, calling them out may not be socially appropriate. Christine Byrne, Self, "How to Live Your Anti-Diet Values in a Weight-Obsessed World (Without Being a Jerk)," 27 Nov. 2019 In New Britain, Stewart, a socially moderate Republican, has held the seat since 2013. Daniela Altimari,, "The Trump factor, a generational shift and an unusually ugly tone: 5 things to watch for on Election Day in Connecticut," 3 Nov. 2019 Not surprisingly Warren and Sanders’ socially driven messaging again has invigorated the Democratic base. Doug Friednash, The Denver Post, "Friednash: Warren is surging in the polls as top three emerge," 28 Sep. 2019 Many residents saw the merits and believed the socially progressive West Side enclave should play a role in helping the vulnerable find stable housing. Leila Atassi,, "How Ohio City residents fought for one property to serve the greater good - and won," 16 Sep. 2019 Nejat’s machines, a special type known as socially assistive robots, are designed to engage with humans and could help fill an urgent need: caregiving for the elderly. Claudia Kalb, National Geographic, "Could a robot care for grandma?," 19 Dec. 2019 Even his eventual refuge feels contemporary: After trying to convince liberals to include more socially protective programs, Hobson eventually gave up and became a socialist. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "The World The Economist Made," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jan 2020

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“Socially.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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