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Definitions for purely
ˈpyʊər lipure·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strictly, purely(adverb)

    restricted to something

    "we talked strictly business"

Wiktionary

  1. purely(Adverb)

    Wholly; really, completely.

  2. purely(Adverb)

    Solely; exclusively; merely, simply.

  3. purely(Adverb)

    Chastely, innocently; in a sinless manner, without fault.

  4. purely(Adverb)

    Without physical adulterants; refinedly, with no admixture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purely(adverb)

    in a pure manner (in any sense of the adjective)

  2. Purely(adverb)

    nicely; prettily

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3863

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2779

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Adverbs Frequency: #262

How to pronounce purely?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of purely in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Hawking:

    I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

  2. Christopher Woodhouse:

    I was always a 'small u' unionist. But I could not in all good conscience say I could vote for Northern Ireland to remain a member of the United Kingdom, i am softening to the idea of Irish unity, purely on economic issues.

  3. Mark Heller:

    We believe without question that the case is purely a case of malicious prosecution, how is he going to defend himself if he has no itemization or detail about what he is said to have done?

  4. Scott Shirley:

    It was clear that no one had cleaned the area where we were sitting, because there was no evidence of any chemical smell what so ever. This was purely that distinct smell of vomit on our hands and backpacks.

  5. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:

    This letter is a hard slap not only in the face the United States, but our allies, this is not a time to undermine the commander in chief purely out of spite.

Images & Illustrations of purely

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. victimised
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. transparent
    • D. brilliant

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