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EtymologyEdit

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

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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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