What does expressly mean?

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ɪkˈsprɛs liex·press·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressly(adverb)

    with specific intentions; for the express purpose

    "she needs the money expressly for her patients"


  1. expressly(Adverb)

    In an expressive or explicit manner.

    We were expressly permitted to use the building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expressly(adverb)

    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. Matt Gold:

    Both the President's timing of certain actions and hints that the President has made expressly have raised fears that he's offering the Chinese a compromise of our national security enforcement in exchange for the kinds of concessions that he can boast about on the campaign trail, if we put legitimate enforcement of our national security laws on the table in trade negotiation, we are inviting our adversaries to demand we drop national security enforcement at future trade negotiation tables.

  3. Robert Lewis:

    Some of these bills expressly state that financial advisers can't be involved in the process whatever.

  4. 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.

  5. Jonathan Swift:

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

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