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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solely mean? 

SOLELY (adverb)
  The adverb SOLELY has 1 sense:

1. without any others being included or involved

  Familiarity information: SOLELY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SOLELY (adverb)

Sense 1solely [BACK TO TOP]


Without any others being included or involved


alone; exclusively; solely; entirely; only

Context examples:

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


sole (not divided or shared with others)

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