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Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
Martha Beck

Meaning of "solely" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOLELY

solely  [ˈsəʊllɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOLELY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Solely is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES SOLELY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of solely in the English dictionary

The first definition of solely in the dictionary is only; completely; entirely. Other definition of solely is without another or others; singly; alone. Solely is also for one thing only.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOLELY


agilely
ˈædʒaɪllɪ
brittlely
ˈbrɪtəllɪ
coolly
ˈkuːllɪ
dismayfully
dɪsˈmeɪfʊllɪ
dully
ˈdʌllɪ
facilely
ˈfæsaɪllɪ
fertilely
ˈfɜːtaɪllɪ
foully
ˈfaʊllɪ
frailly
ˈfreɪllɪ
futilely
ˈfjuːtaɪllɪ
hostilely
ˈhɒstaɪllɪ
interstitially
ˌɪntəˈstɪʃəllɪ
palely
ˈpeɪllɪ
puerilely
ˈpjʊəraɪllɪ
servilely
ˈsɜːvaɪllɪ
shrilly
ˈʃrɪllɪ
stilly
ˈstɪllɪ
tactilely
ˈtæktaɪllɪ
vilely
ˈvaɪllɪ
wholly
ˈhəʊllɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOLELY

sole trader
sole-charge school
solecism
solecist
solecistic
solecistical
solecistically
solecize
solei
soleless
solemn
Solemn League and Covenant
solemn vows
solemness
solemnification
solemnified
solemnifies
solemnify
solemnisation
solemnise

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOLELY

docilely
ductilely
fragilely
infertilely
juvenilely
senilely
stalely
sterilely
subtilely
supplely
tensilely
versatilely
virilely

Synonyms and antonyms of solely in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOLELY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «solely» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of solely

Translation of «solely» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOLELY

Find out the translation of solely to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of solely from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «solely» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

惟一地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

únicamente
570 millions of speakers

English

solely
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केवल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فقط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

исключительно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

somente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেবলমাত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

uniquement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semata-mata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ausschließlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

もっぱら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오로지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्णपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sadece
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unicamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyłącznie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

виключно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

numai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitsluitlik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enbart
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utelukkende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of solely

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLELY»

The term «solely» is very widely used and occupies the 7.328 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLELY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about solely

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOLELY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word solely.
1
Shai Agassi
I started digging and found that Israel signed a peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates after the country had diversified their economy, instead of being solely oil-based. This diversification had brought about modernization. I realized that if you land the price of oil, countries will diversify their economies and as a result, modernize.
2
Shai Agassi
My passions were an intersection between peace in the Middle East and climate change. I know how to understand a technology problem, break it into its components and solve it. I also knew I couldn't make peace solely through technological inventions.
3
Reza Aslan
What the printing press is to Christianity in the 16th century, that's what the Internet is doing to Islam now. It has opened up the monopoly over the interpretation of Islam that used to solely belong to the religious class.
4
Jim Beaver
I've got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.
5
Martha Beck
Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
6
Bruce Braley
The Populist Caucus is the only caucus in Congress devoted solely to addressing middle class economic issues. We formed the caucus because the founding members felt like there wasn't enough focus on middle class issues in Washington, and we're going to keep it focused on middle class issues.
7
Heather Brooke
If the public can't see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.
8
Julie Burchill
Mind you, I've always been a very off-message type of fat broad; one who gladly admits she reached the size she is now solely through lack of discipline and love of pleasure, and who rather despises people (except those with proven medical conditions) who pretend that it is generally otherwise.
9
Warren E. Burger
However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises.
10
Jane Byrne
If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOLELY»

Discover the use of solely in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to solely and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Manual of Geometrical Crystallography: Treating Solely of ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Gurdon Montague Butler, 2013
2
Aurora Kinases in Solely Estrogen-induced Oncogenesis: ...
However, these solely estrogen-induced mammary tumor models are limited by variability in tumor incidence depending on the strain, administration method, dose and tolerance (Dunning et al., 1953). Several of the rat tumor models become ...
Adrianne Elizabeth Hontz, 2008
3
The Progressive in 19th-century English: A Process of ...
The not-solely-aspectual functions of the progressive are seldom discussed at length in quantitative studies of the construction. One reason for this is that, at least in late Modern English and Present-Day English, progressives with not- ...
Erik Smitterberg, 2005
4
Principles of International Law
national agency, shall not and cannot be competent to settle the dispute by a decision which has the character of an international legal act.70 However, since there are no matters which, by their very nature, are "solely within the domestic ...
Hans Kelsen, 1952
5
Corporate Taxation: Examples and Explanations
Relaxed. Solely. for. Voting. Stock. Requirement. Perhaps the most significant statutory distinction between Type B and C reorganizations is the boot relaxation rule for Type C asset acquisitions found in §368(a)(2)(B). Under this subsection, a ...
Cheryl D. Block, 2004
6
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
§ 332.2 General considerations. (a) Classes of service covered. Conditions under which remuneration with respect to a day may not be payable to or accrue to an employee solely because of the application to him of a mileage or work ...
‎1969
7
The Catalogue of Stars of the British Association for the ...
Bradley has no N.P.D., and it here depends solely on Groombridge. The sR of this star is brought up by precession alone, as Brisbane has no observation of it in ./R. The mean N.P.D. of Brisbane and Taylor (although differing above 6") is ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science, Francis Baily, 1845
8
Concordance to Ofudesaki
VggFrom now on, I shall make every effort solely for the preparations to make everyone in the world spirited. V^From now on, please quickly make preparations truly to purify your innermost heart. VIygFrom now on, I shall work solely on ...
Damon Smith, 2004
9
United States Code: Supplement 1- January 21, 1971, to
curities association solely by reason of its providing facilities for comparison of data respecting the terms of settlement of securities transactions effected on such exchange or by means of any electronic system operated or controlled by such ...
United States, 1972
10
Copyright Law and the Distance Education Classroom
Does the new §110(2)(C) requirement that the transmission be made "solely for . . . students officially enrolled" mean that a traditional broadcast of an educational program over the local public television or cable network will not be allowed in ...
Tomas A. Lipinski, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOLELY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term solely is used in the context of the following news items.
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Plague may not be solely to blame for Black Death's mortality
The secret of plague's death toll is out. The high mortality rate seen during the Black Death in the 14th century may have been the result of poor general health ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»
2
Feature film shot solely with iPhones made possible by Seattle app
SEATTLE - A feature film shot solely with iPhones, and made possible with an app developed in Seattle, is now playing at the SIFF Egyptian theater on Capitol ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
3
Report: 30% Of Etsy Sellers Earn Money Solely From Creative Work
For 30% of Etsy sellers, their creative business—both on and off Etsy—is their sole occupation. For the rest, their creative business supplements other jobs, ... «Fast Company, Jul 15»
4
Playoff seedings could be based solely on wins, losses
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday the ... «NBA.com, Jul 15»
5
TN: AIADMK Dependent 'Solely' on Liquor Sales for Revenue …
MDMK today slammed the Tamil Nadu government's stand against implementing prohibition saying the ruling AIADMK was dependent 'solely' on liquor sales ... «Outlook, Jul 15»
6
This Fake Town Exists Solely To Test Driverless Cars
This Fake Town Exists Solely To Test Driverless Cars. Self-driving vehicles now have a neighborhood all their own -- where researchers can study them in new ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
If colleges admitted solely on grades and SAT scores, would there …
In theory, everyone wants colleges to admit students based solely on academic excellence. In reality, few of us would want to attend colleges that did so. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
8
Judge Gasaway assigned solely to civil cases
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After a meeting with Presiding Judge Larry McMillan and the three circuit court judges that handle cases for the 19th judicial district, ... «Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Jun 15»
9
Hot Howard Kurtz Scoop: 'It Is Intended Solely For The Named …
In his latest searing dispatch covering the media for Fox News, Howard Kurtz lowers the boom on the "reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians" that has ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Iran Is Not (Solely) America's Responsibility
Leave It to Europe: Why Iran Is Not (Solely) America's Responsibility. Source: Getty. Cornelius Adebahr Op-Ed June 8, 2015 National Interest. Summary. It is up ... «Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Jun 15»

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