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restricted to something
"we talked strictly business"
in a stringent manner
"the laws are stringently enforced"; "stringently controlled"
in a rigorous manner
"he had been trained rigorously by the monks"
In a strict manner.
He adhered strictly to the diet his doctor prescribed.
In a narrow or limited sense.
That term refers strictly to smaller birds.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from strict.
The other parts being grosser, composed not only water, strictly so called, but the whole mass of liquid bodies. Burnet.
Charge him strictly
Not to proceed, but wait my farther pleasure. Dryden.
In the discharge of thy place, set before thee the best examples; and after a time set before thee thine own, and examine thyself strictly whether thou didst not best at first. Francis Bacon.
God may with the greatest justice strictly require endeavours from us, and without any inconsistency with his goodness inflict penalties on those who are wanting. John Rogers, Sermons.
A weak prince again disposed the people to new attempts, which it was the clergy’s duty to endeavour to prevent, if some of them had not proceeded upon a topick that, strictly followed, would enslave all mankind. Jonathan Swift.
in a strict manner; closely; precisely
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Strictly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4514
Rank popularity for the word 'Strictly' in Adverbs Frequency: #293
The numerical value of Strictly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Strictly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Strictly in a Sentence
People can easily be convinced that they have a rare disorder based only on what they see on social media, similar to those who strictly adhere to comments about astrological signs, the general nature of describing the symptoms of a mental disorder can make it so that people will apply that generality to their own behaviors.
The choice to breastfeed is strictly the mother’s choice, the mother will decide what’s best for her and her baby.
Hong Kong MTR is one of the few metro systems in the world that generates net operational income strictly from Hong Kong MTR railway business.
Definitely we will now strictly enforce forced evacuation, we have no more excuse, we have gone through Yolanda, and to lose that many lives, it's beyond our conscience already.
Any such attempt will be strictly prevented.
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