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sole·ly

 (sōl′lē, sō′lē)
adv.
1. Alone; singly: solely responsible.
2. Entirely; exclusively: did it solely for love.

solely

(ˈsəʊllɪ)
adv
1. only; completely; entirely
2. without another or others; singly; alone
3. for one thing only

sole•ly

(ˈsoʊl li)

adv.
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 be noticed.
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.solely - without any others being included or involvedsolely - without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"

solely

adverb only, completely, entirely, exclusively, alone, singly, merely, single-handedly Too often we make decisions based solely on what we see in magazines.

solely

adverb
1. Without the presence or aid of another:
Idioms: all by one's lonesome, by oneself.
2. To the exclusion of anyone or anything else:
Translations
فَقَط
výhradně
ene og alene
eingöngu

solely

[ˈsəʊllɪ] ADV (= only) → únicamente, solamente, sólo; (= exclusively) → exclusivamente

solely

[ˈsəʊlli] advseulement, uniquement
I will hold you solely responsible → je vous tiendrai pour seul responsable

solely

adv(einzig und) allein, nur; he is solely responsibleer allein trägt die Verantwortung, er ist allein verantwortlich; they are not solely to blameman kann ihnen nicht die alleinige Schuld geben; solely because of this …nur or allein deswegen

solely

[ˈsəʊllɪ] advsolamente, unicamente
I will hold you solely responsible → ti considererò il solo responsabile

sole3

(səul) adjective
1. only; single. my sole purpose/reason.
2. not shared; belonging to one person or group only. the sole rights to a book.
ˈsolely adverb
only. She is solely responsible for the crisis.
References in classic literature ?
I came to Canada solely because of its political attractions; its Government is the most corrupt in the world.
Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
Also, Anna declared that it was solely through my own fault that my fortunes declined after she had bettered them; that she is in no way responsible for what then happened; and that I have but myself to blame for having been either unable or unwilling to defend my honour.
Though it would be imprudent to confide in him solely so important a trust, yet it cannot be doubted that his participation would materially add to the safety of the society.
I am ready to spare him, however, even now; but solely out of respect for yourself, Varvara Ardalionovna.
And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects.
Those who solely by good fortune become princes from being private citizens have little trouble in rising, but much in keeping atop; they have not any difficulties on the way up, because they fly, but they have many when they reach the summit.
Nor was this ill success in his profession solely owing to his having no friends among the men in power.
Pray understand that I am now appealing to you solely as a lawyer, who is obliged to look all possible eventualities in the face.
I did not see how it was to yield me a living, for I knew that almost all the literary men in the country had other professions; they were editors, lawyers, or had public or private employments; or they were men of wealth; there was then not one who earned his bread solely by his pen in fiction, or drama, or history, or poetry, or criticism, in a day when people wanted very much less butter on their bread than they do now.
When the stamens of a flower suddenly spring towards the pistil, or slowly move one after the other towards it, the contrivance seems adapted solely to ensure self-fertilisation; and no doubt it is useful for this end: but, the agency of insects is often required to cause the stamens to spring forward, as Kolreuter has shown to be the case with the barberry; and curiously in this very genus, which seems to have a special contrivance for self-fertilisation, it is well known that if very closely-allied forms or varieties are planted near each other, it is hardly possible to raise pure seedlings, so largely do they naturally cross.