[ ik-skloo-siv-lee, -ziv- ]
/ ɪkˈsklu sɪv li, -zɪv- /
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solely; only; in a manner limited to what is designated:Upper-level foreign language courses are taught exclusively in the foreign language to help students develop higher levels of competency.
in a way that leaves out or shuts out all others:Here to talk with us exclusively in the studio this morning is the director whose film won four Oscars this year.
in a way that allows only wealthy or upper-class people to purchase or participate:Though exclusively priced—it’s not cheap—the resort offers many activities and doesn’t disappoint.
in a way that omits a certain thing from consideration or calculation:The number of days allowed for filing the report shall be reckoned exclusively of the day the event occurred.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of exclusively

OTHER WORDS FROM exclusively

pre·ex·clu·sive·ly, adverbsem·i-ex·clu·sive·ly, adverbul·tra·ex·clu·sive·ly, adverbun·ex·clu·sive·ly, adverb
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