Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in part, or to some degree, but not completely

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

  • adverb in part; in some degree; not wholly

Etymologies

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part +‎ -ly

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.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • "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 Chef’s Apprentice

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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