English

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Etymology

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From Middle English soly, sooly, soolly, equivalent to sole +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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solely (not comparable)

  1. Alone; exclusively.
    The new chef was solely responsible for attending the grill.
    • 2012 November 20, Nina Bernstein, “Storm Bared a Lack of Options for the Homeless in New York”, in New York Times[1]:
      This week, officials closed all evacuation centers but two on Staten Island. Now they plan to rely solely on hotels, even as they brace for a new wave of people displaced from storm-damaged housing where they are facing winter without heat or hot water.

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Translations

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Franco-Provençal

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Franco-Provençal Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *sōliculum.

Noun

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solely m (plural solelys) (ORB large)

  1. sun

References

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  • soleil in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • solely in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu