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

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Some of the other presidential contenders saw the event as little more than a cynical racial appeal to socially conservative white voters. Marie Gottschalk, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Shameful Legacy on Crime," 11 Sep. 2019 From straws to wind turbines to socially conservative issues, Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base, according to campaign aides and White House advisers. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes," 13 Aug. 2019 Trump won in 2016 by tapping into Midwestern voters who were socially conservative and economically nationalist. John Burtka Iv, Twin Cities, "John Burtka: Under Trump, a very different agenda for conservatives emerges," 25 July 2019 Mexico City’s mayor last month announced that students can decide whether to wear skirts or trousers to school, stirring a controversy in the socially conservative predominantly Catholic country. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Boys’ uniforms now include skirts after protest at Taiwan school," 24 July 2019 Her answer about personal evolution and coming from a socially conservative family was perfectly fine. Aaron Blake,, "Analysis: Winners and losers from Democratic presidential debate’s first night," 26 June 2019 Since the commercial aired on televisions around the world, Nike has released several other socially and politically charged ads featuring an array of athletes from different backgrounds. Amir Vera, CNN, "Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial," 15 Sep. 2019 Increasingly, suicide became socially and morally aberrant. Simon Harold Walker, Time, "If We Want to Address the Crisis of Veteran Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History," 6 Sep. 2019 The fact is that politically and socially and economically, Connecticut was as much a slave state as Virginia or Mississippi... Amanda Blanco,, "A new project reveals the hidden history of colonial people of color who are buried in downtown Hartford," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of socially

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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