- as the only one or ones: solely responsible.
- exclusively or only: plants found solely in the tropics.
- merely: She wanted solely to get out of the house for a while.
Origin of solely
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Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes and/or fees that may be incurred.
Winners will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, and/or fees that may be incurred.
By 2013, the company owed the lender about $35,000 per month—solely in interest payments—and imploded in debt.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
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Our affection for him is not solely down to his (stunning) looks alone.Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar
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Why not feature topics not solely defined by a corollary to “women”?Is There Life Left in ‘The View’?
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We are at work not on the truth of passages, but solely on their meaning.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Her fears had been solely for my safety, and she had warned me!Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
He addressed himself to Mr. Vincent solely, and she listened at her ease.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
But the error was solely with the boy; for what was innocence in her was but passion in him.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
The scene however had been solely produced by the skill of Rodogune.Imogen
- only; completely; entirely
- without another or others; singly; alone
- for one thing only
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Word Origin and History for solely
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