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[strikt-lee] /ˈstrɪkt li/
in a strict manner; rigorously; stringently:
strictly enforced.
precisely or candidly; factually:
strictly speaking.
Origin of strictly
First recorded in 1480-90; strict + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "My intentions with regard to Dick are strictly honourable," she remarked.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • 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.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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