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Definitions for partly
ˈpɑrt lipart·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partially, partly, partadverb

    in part; in some degree; not wholly

    "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"


  1. partlyadverb

    in part, or to some degree, but not completely

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Partlyadverb

    In some measure; in some degree; in part.

    Etymology: from part.

    That part, which, since the coming of Christ, partly hath embraced, and partly shall hereafter embrace the christian religion, we term, as by a more proper name, the church of Christ. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 1.

    The inhabitants of Naples have been always very notorious for leading a life of laziness and pleasure, which I take to arise out of the wonderful plenty of their country, that does not make labour so necessary to them, and partly out of the temper of their climate, that relaxes the fibres of their bodies, and disposes the people to such an idle indolent humour. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partlyadverb

    in part; in some measure of degree; not wholly

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1815

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2473

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'partly' in Adverbs Frequency: #155

Anagrams for partly »

  1. raptly

  2. paltry

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of partly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of partly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of partly in a Sentence

  1. Dr John:

    Over the past 50 years there has been a drift, in Stonehenge studies, from science towards mythology. This has been driven partly by constant media demands for new and spectacular stories about the monument.

  2. Alex Steel:

    There is an increasing number of academics concerned that they will not be able to detect AI-written answers, partly the concerns are driven by a lack of understanding from teachers of what sort of questions might be susceptible … so staff may push for return to exams until [these issues] can be addressed.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    In the 1970s, a series of supply shocks became a longer run problem... that partly occurred because policy makers weren't trusted by the public to deal effectively with inflation.

  4. Emily Ferris:

    Some of the logistical problems they had were partly because they never really managed to take major railway hubs at all, frankly, in the whole country, and because the Russian motorized ground forces rely on the railways to move all of their troops, their hardware and their tanks. Because they never really managed to control those hubs, they never really managed to push particularly far into Ukrainian territory, and it meant that they then had to rely on off-road capabilities.

  5. Maral Abdullayeva:

    Our school was destroyed on April 4. It has been partly restored since then, but the kids are still afraid to go out.

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