American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Alone; singly: solely responsible.
- adv. Entirely; exclusively: did it solely for love.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Singly; alone; only; without another: as, to rest a cause solely on one argument.
- Completely; wholly; altogether.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Singly; alone; only; without another.
- adv. without any others being included or involved
- sole + -ly (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“SJA Yes it is possible – and within the tax rules – for your wife to own the buy-to-let property in her name solely, but give you half at a later date so you can benefit from two lots of capital gains tax allowances, which would be £10,600 a person in the 2011-12 tax year.”
“Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b), no works other than sound recordings shall be eligible for protection under this title solely by virtue of the adherence of the”
“It makes me wonder if Nintendo quickly revived this title solely to appease a grumpy E3”
“Judging solely from the fact that he very rarely opens his blogs to comments, I kind of suspect he does not place the same value on debate and discourse.”
“I'm surprised the backlash overdrive hasn't kicked in solely on the possibility that it's a Scientology-is-bad flick.”
“It is amazing when one realizes a character as diverse as Phoenix was developed solely from a passing glance.”
“But they all come from very different angles, presenting artists, working in solely in one area or the other, or across all of them.”
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