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Definitions for purely
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restricted to something
"we talked strictly business"
Wholly; really, completely.
Solely; exclusively; merely, simply.
Chastely, innocently; in a sinless manner, without fault.
Without physical adulterants; refinedly, with no admixture.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from pure.
I will purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin. Isaiah i. 25.
The being able to raise an army, and conducting it to fight against the king, was purely due to him, and the effect of his power. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Upon the particular observations on the metallick and mineral bodies, I have not founded any thing but what purely and immediately concerns the natural history of those bodies. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.
I converse in full freedom with men of both parties; and if not in equal number, it is purely accidental, as having made acquaintance at court more under one ministry than another. Jonathan Swift.
in a pure manner (in any sense of the adjective)
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3863
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2779
Rank popularity for the word 'purely' in Adverbs Frequency: #262
The numerical value of purely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of purely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of purely in a Sentence
I believe that was purely informational, we had obviously read in the press that we were expecting this. I personally wasn't involved in those conversations.
The issue is now purely political.
We quoted on a quite substantial piece of business in China yesterday, and when we came to look at the numbers we found we were in a much better position than when we looked at the project earlier - purely because of the exchange rate change.
Look at my prior cases: 97 percent of the victims of Sept. 11 accepted my offer. At GM and BP it was more than 90 percent, too. That has to be my target for VW, it is a purely business transaction, less emotional. I see that from emails I get from vehicle owners, who say things like: 'Mr. Feinberg, I know I haven't lost a relative, I just want to be treated fairly.' They are all quite reasonable.
Erdogan is aware that he is not going to be able to achieve his goals through purely democratic means, if you are trying to stop people from expressing their opinions, it is a sign that you are not accountable.
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