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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsolelysole‧ly /ˈsəʊl-li $ ˈsoʊl-/ ●●○ AWL adverb  ONLYnot involving anything or anyone else syn only Scholarships are given solely on the basis of financial need. I shall hold you solely responsible for anything that goes wrong.
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solelyThis finding warns us against concluding that women get into heroin and sustain regular use solely because of male associations and partnerships.They escaped solely because of the strength of the end wall of the building.According to Tretorn, this confirms its continued commitment to grass roots tennis, of which the Trust is also, solely committed.Here a new level of explanation is required, and it can not be one solely in terms of physical factors.New Jersey had a balanced budget when Whitman took office, allowing her to concentrate solely on paying for the tax cuts.Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need.If the business is sued, the owner will be held solely responsible for any damages.Surely Ministers are appearing at the Dispatch Box solely to answer questions about their governmental responsibilities.Also present within organization are power strategies designed solely to promote selfish objectives.The data one chooses to select and record depend solely upon the theory one is trying to prove.solely responsibleHe nodded, avoiding the many eyes that glared at him as though he were solely responsible.He says another man, Derek McCall, 20, was solely responsible.That person is then solely responsible for any debts the business may incur.It is not reasonable to expect one person to be solely responsible for fundraising, campaigning or recruitment work.Consequently, as social life becomes more complex, the school is increasingly seen as the agency solely responsible for providing solutions.But it would be a distortion to suggest that de Gaulle and his agents were solely responsible for the eventual unification.In this instance the petitioner must prove that he or she was not solely responsible for the failure of the first marriage.Economics is of course not solely responsible for these changes.
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