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strictly

adverb

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without any relaxation of standards or precision
  • strictly speaking, Columbus did not discover America—the people living there had long known about it
  • the rules must be strictly obeyed

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“Strictly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/strictly. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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