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strictly

[strikt-lee] /ˈstrɪkt li/
adverb
1.
in a strict manner; rigorously; stringently:
strictly enforced.
2.
precisely or candidly; factually:
strictly speaking.
Origin of strictly
1480-1490
First recorded in 1480-90; strict + -ly
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  • "My intentions with regard to Dick are strictly honourable," she remarked.

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  • And yet, if the law is strictly interpreted, the offender is liable.

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  • But, heretofore, his promises had been of a strictly business nature.

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  • This General Conference was strictly a clerical organization.

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  • The first strictly commercial transactions were with the Indians.

Word Origin and History for strictly
adv.

late 15c., from strict + -ly (2).

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