Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. to the exclusion of anything or anyone else; solely or entirely

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With the exclusion of all others; without admission of others to participation.
  • With the exclusion of the part or parts (one or both extremes of some series, as in an account or number) mentioned; not admitting or reckoning these parts; not inclusively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without any others being included or involved

Etymologies

exclusive +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The same learned authority, from whose lucid and fascinating pages we enjoyed the first glimmerings of the 'gladsome light of jurisprudence,' says (vol.i. p. 264): 'The command and application of the public force, to execute the law, maintain peace, and resist foreign invasion, are powers so exclusively of an executive nature, and require the exercise of powers so characteristical of this department, that they have always been _exclusively_ appropriated to it in every well-organized government upon earth.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Plus, just as many girls receive this name as boys—a potential negative if you want a name exclusively associated with boys.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • It is the first book that uses the term exclusively, instead of a rare minority descriptor of traditional creation/design arguments.

    Chronicle of Higher Education: Letters on ID - The Panda's Thumb

  • I'm not willing to argue about which church is right about that, but no church's article can claim the title exclusively without making it clear that it's not the only church whose faithful think so.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • In adopting a phraseology at variance with that which so high an authority, and one which I am less likely than any other person to undervalue, has deliberately sanctioned, I have been influenced by the urgent necessity for a term exclusively appropriated to express the manner in which a concrete general name serves to mark the attributes which are involved in its signification.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Signaletik Records launches its first sublabel, a label exclusively digital wishing to become a springboard for artists of tomorrow.

    Dancetracks Digital: New Downloads

  • Leonardo applies this term exclusively to wholly detached figures, especially to those standing free.

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • It comes as no surprise, then, when Insomniac revealed today that it is currently at work on a new title exclusively for the PS3.

    GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features

  • In an essay entitled The Poet published in 1844, Ralph Waldo Emerson lamented the narrow definition of interest subscribed to by his peers, who tended to reserve the term exclusively for the bucolic landscapes and unspoiled pastoral scenes celebrated in the works of well-known, usually European, artists and poets of the past.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Neversoft's strategy on this outing is to embrace social gaming, which initially seems like a fairly redundant idea, as World Tour was hardly a title exclusively targeted at bookish hermits and crippled introverts in the first place.

    Eurogamer

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