Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In part or in some degree; not completely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in part, or to some degree, but not completely

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In part; in some measure of degree; not wholly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In part; in some part, measure, or degree; not wholly: very often repeated in stating particulars that make up a whole.
  • An obsolete form of pertly.

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

  • adv. in part; in some degree; not wholly

Etymologies

part +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My Eyes have been leaving me in the lurch again: partly perhaps from taxing them with a little more Reading: partly from going on the Water, and straining after our River Beacons, in hot Sun and East Wind; partly also, and _main partly_ I doubt, from growing so much older and the worse for wear.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II

  • They were written by the Author, partly to imprefs the fubjeCls on his mind, and partly* tO aflift thofe whofe jftudies have been con - fided to his - care.

    Tracts on I. The Definition and Nature of Cross Remainder, II. Fines and Recoveries by Tenant in ...

  • Bruslart goes on to tell us that it was the Cardinal of Lorraine who brought them into this dreadful condemnation, partly hoping to convert the Huguenots, _partly to please Catharine de 'Medici_!] [Footnote 1146: "Mais ce ne fut pas en si grande compagnie qu'auparavant.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • It had dented my pride, and my lawyer was fighting in my name partly on principle and mostly because I didnt want Hansen and those above him to think that I would just roll over and die on their say-so, but in a sense I was almost satisfied that I couldnt practice as a PI.

    The Lovers

  • "The title partly refers to the work being an upper crust on the existing trees, and it definitely gets a bit crusty on the ground around here," he explained.

    Patrick Dougherty and The Upper Crust

  • The chef faced his brother with an expression partly perplexed and partly expectant, as though he might know what was coming.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • Where Mendes made his name partly by putting the accent on modern American theatre - he revived Sondheim's Assassins first off in 1992 - Grandage shifted the emphasis towards the European repertoire - his first year in 2003 gave audiences a head-rush of Dario Fo, Camus and Strindberg.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Eix says he founded the label partly because tunes these young artists had sent him were burning a hole in his pocket.

    RA News

  • According to Orbit Books, which is releasing Surface Detail worldwide in October, the title partly refers to the fact that one of the books 'main characters is covered with

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader

  • The Turks resent this term partly because they want their view of the events to be taken into account and partly because the term genocide has potential legal implications involving possible demands for reparations and compensation.

    'We Are All Armenians'

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