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solely

[sohl-lee]
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  1. as the only one or ones: solely responsible.
  2. exclusively or only: plants found solely in the tropics.
  3. merely: She wanted solely to get out of the house for a while.
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Origin of solely

First recorded in 1485–95; sole1 + -ly
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solely

adverb
  1. only; completely; entirely
  2. without another or others; singly; alone
  3. for one thing only
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Word Origin and History for solely

adv.

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

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