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ɪkˈsprɛs liex·press·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expresslyadverb

    with specific intentions; for the express purpose

    "she needs the money expressly for her patients"


  1. expresslyadverb

    In an expressive or explicit manner.

    We were expressly permitted to use the building.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Expresslyadverb

    In direct terms; plainly; clearly; not by implication; not generally.

    Etymology: from express.

    It doth not follow, that of necessity we shall sin, unless we expressly extend this in every particular. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 2.

    Articles of belief, and things which all men must of necessity do, to the end they may be saved, are either expressly set down in Scripture, or else plainly thereby to be gathered. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 10.

    Who dare cross ’em,
    Bearing the king’s will from his mouth expressly? William Shakespeare.

    The beginning of the worship of images in these western parts, was by the folly and superstition of the people, expressly against the will of their own bishop. Edward Stillingfleet.

    This account I expressly give of them, when I enter on the argument. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    All the duties that the best political laws enjoin, as conducive to the quiet and order of social life, are expressly commanded by our religion. John Rogers, Sermon 17.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expresslyadverb

    in an express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly; as, a book written expressly for the young

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of expressly in a Sentence

  1. John Sopko:

    Although not all such attacks are expressly prohibited by the text, U.S. officials had said they expected the level of violence to remain low after the agreement came into effect.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Today's decision is going to make it incumbent upon businesses and governments to be far more specific in their policies governing access to databases -- not just about who is allowed to access particular databases, but about the specific purposes for which those individuals are and are not allowed to access that database, in the process, The Supreme Court on Thursday has made it a lot harder to punish those who misuse databases to which they generally have lawful access -- and a lot more important for database owners to expressly prohibit uses of the data that aren't specifically permitted.

  3. The DFL:

    Even for professional groups who work in health-sensitive areas (e.g. in hospitals or in care facilities), an obligation to vaccinate against the coronavirus has so far been expressly denied.

  4. Judge Lynn R. Kotler:

    Yeshiva's organizing documents do not expressly indicate that Yeshiva University has a religious purpose.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories.

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. articulate
    • B. epidemic
    • C. adscripted
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