in a strict manner; rigorously; stringently: strictly enforced.
precisely or candidly; factually: strictly speaking.
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How to use strictly in a sentence
Less expensive vests will be strictly for layering with other clothes.Best heated vest: Beat the cold weather with the right winter gear | PopSci Commerce Team | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
While NBA players aren’t required to wear masks while playing, the league’s tightened health protocols require players to wear masks while on the bench and to strictly limit their interactions with the general public while at home and on road trips.Fans ejected from courtside seats after verbal altercation with Lakers star LeBron James | Ben Golliver | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
My relationship with her is strictly platonic, so I'm thinking yellow roses would be appropriate.Miss Manners: Mom’s online rants show her not-so-loving side | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Though the data-sharing does not appear to directly violate SB 54, a state law strictly limiting local police interactions with federal immigration authorities, activists believe it violates the spirit of the measure.Morning Report: CVPD Chief Didn’t Know Department Shared Info With Feds | Voice of San Diego | January 20, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Imaginary companions, as scholars call them, are quite common, and aren’t strictly associated with childhood.Can You Treat Loneliness By Creating an Imaginary Friend? - Facts So Romantic | Jim Davies | January 15, 2021 | Nautilus
Traditionally, the community has eschewed visitors and strangers to their towns, and strictly forbade outside marriage.
The dinner is strictly private, and just 30 senior financiers have been invited.Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Bump Touch Down in New York City | Tom Sykes | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Read too strictly, this would exclude highly inventive works of science fiction and fantasy because they lack realism.
The second question was about viewing the world in strictly black-and-white (or red-and-blue) terms.The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and Fox Distort News | Marlow Stern | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But this is strictly a business case, her Atlanta lawyer, John Da Grosa Smith, told The Daily Beast.
To give him a party name, he became an anti-clerical, strictly in a political and lawful sense.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Monotheism is strictly inconsistent with the supremacy of “merits” which is the very soul of Oriental religion.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
The relief that I find is for your Majesty to be pleased to order strictly that the regulations made in regard to it be obeyed.
He was also very popular with all the people because he was always strictly honest and just in all his dealings with them.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
For the next three weeks Black Sheep was strictly allowed to do nothing.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling