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individually

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lee]
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adverb
  1. one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually.
  2. personally: Each of us is individually responsible.
  3. in an individual or personally unique manner: Her interpretation was individually conceived.
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Origin of individually

First recorded in 1590–1600; individual + -ly
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Examples from the Web for individually

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  • Nothing that happened to him individually had any importance.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • That one instance concerns myself personally and individually.

    The Old Game

    Samuel G. Blythe

  • As individuals they had so many advantages, while we are so weak and individually so helpless.

    The Issahar Artifacts

    Jesse Franklin Bone

  • At first Peter had thought that individually many of the men liked him.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Individually, as well, its grace and beauty might even take that rank.


Word Origin and History for individually

adv.

1590s, "indivisibly," from individual + -ly (2). Meaning "as individuals" is from 1640s.

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