American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In an express or a definite manner; explicitly: I expressly ordered the visitor to leave.
- adv. Especially; particularly: tools designed expressly for left-handed workers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an express, direct, or pointed manner; of set purpose; in direct terms; plainly; explicitly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly.
- adv. with specific intentions; for the express purpose
- express + -ly (Wiktionary)
“The title expressly describes the work as composed by the Bodhisattva Ma-Ming”
“One does not even need to address the history of this Amendment and the decision not to include the word "expressly".”
“What the AFL-CIO and the SEIU have stated expressly is they want a contemporaneous fix of the bill (READ “of the excise tax”) to support passage of the Senate health bill.”
“If you look at the ‘marriage bar’, whereby women were given their cards upon marriage: this was a measure brought in expressly to protect the jobs of unmarried women.”
“Many guests came in expressly FOR Liver Pate weekend.”
“For those of faith and tongues, it is enough that they are in him virtually; but wisdom and understanding, they cannot be given by any but he that is wise and understandeth what he doth; and hence is he called expressly a "Spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and knowledge," Isa. xi.”
“The first of these is the constant doctrine of the whole ancient church, viz, that whether, (for instance,) in our solemn prayers and invocations, we call expressly on the name of the Father, or of the Son, or of the Holy”
“His not specifying this here expressly is just what we might expect in the outset of this letter; towards the close, when he had won their favorable hearing by a kindly and firm tone, he gives a more distinct reference to Jewish agitators (2Co 11: 22). above strength -- that is, ordinary, natural powers of endurance. despaired -- as far as human help or hope from man was concerned.”
“I may tell the Dean-I call expressly from the Dean-that you are all right again?”
“It desires, as its terms expressly intend, to avoid that gulf-stream in the confluence of politics and legislation.”
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