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Definitions for expressly
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.


  1. expressly

    Expressly refers to something that has been clearly and explicitly communicated or stated, leaving no room for doubt or ambiguity. It is often used in context of laws, rules, or agreements to emphasize that a certain point or condition has been directly outlined or specified.

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. Erwin Chemerinsky:

    Chief Justice Roberts has expressly said that the Constitution and the government should be colorblind, he sees no difference between government action that discriminates against minorities and one that benefits minorities.

  2. Brian Hook:

    Resolution 2231 establishes a fixed term,' JCPOA participants,' that expressly includes the United States in its definition. Resolution 2231 places no other conditions on the eligibility of states that are among the named JCPOA participants. Developments beyond the four corners of Resolution 2231 did not and could not change the United States' right to initiate snapback.

  3. Judge Lynn R. Kotler:

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

  4. Jonathan Swift:

    What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    Instead of trying to improve communications, Ron Johnson said, it appears ICE and its parent agency, DHS, are trying to root out Ron Johnson source. Ron Johnson believes the whistleblowers could face retribution for the revelation. The federal government has a very poor record of retaliation, we’ve held numerous hearings about this. It is really quite shocking how often the federal government retaliates. But I certainly will not stand for it, and I certainly don’t think this committee will stand for any retribution against those who had the courage to come forward to reveal this incident. Federal law expressly protects federal employees who provide information to Congress. In the Dec. 3 incident, USCIS agents were investigating Marquez for marriage fraud, stemming from his 2014 union with Mariya Chernykh, a Russian national married to Farook’s brother. Rodriguez told Johnson’s committee that it was a mistake for his agency’s San Bernardino office to refuse entry to ICE investigators.

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