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ˈtʃif lichief·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the mainadverb

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

Wiktionary

  1. chieflyadverb

    especially or primarily; above all

  2. chieflyadverb

    mainly or principally; almost entirely

  3. chieflyadjective

    of, or relating to a chief

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chieflyadverb

    in the first place; principally; preeminently; above; especially

  2. Chieflyadverb

    for the most part; mostly

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chiefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chiefly in a Sentence

  1. Calvin Moore:

    [The boy has been] in the hospital and doing much better, but there’s obviously a long road to recovery ahead before he can be brought back, our concern chiefly is for the safety of the boy, and to make sure he’s brought back to the United States and put into the safe, supportive environment that he deserves.

  2. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.

  3. Mary Kirby:

    There are myriad concerns when looking at this design, chiefly whether or not passengers would be able to evacuate in 90 seconds.

  4. Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON:

    Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

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