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Definition of "solely" []

  • Alone; singly: solely responsible. (adverb)
  • Entirely; exclusively: did it solely for love. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solely" in a sentence
  • "She used the term solely as a means of paying respect."
  • "The Guinness Book of Records based the title solely on results from Google, so there is bound to be a debate as to how real it is, but hey, never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
  • "Twenty informants (56%) knew the term solely as one for a bird."
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