solely

Definitions

  • Sighting Along the Sole of Jack-Plane
    Sighting Along the Sole of Jack-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv solely without any others being included or involved "was entirely to blame","a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children","he works for Mr. Smith exclusively","did it solely for money","the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone","a privilege granted only to him"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well
The inner sole pegged to the last The inner sole pegged to the last
Fastening the upper to the sole Fastening the upper to the sole
Pegging the sole Pegging the sole
Heel and sole nailed Heel and sole nailed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair
    • adv Solely Singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely one argument; to rely solelyn one's own strength.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.
    • solely Singly; alone; only; without another: as, to rest a cause solely on one argument.
    • solely Completely; wholly; altogether.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Polar bears are the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet.
    • Solely alone: only: singly
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Quotations

  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    “Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “Education can no longer be the sole property of the state.”
  • Francis Keppel
    Francis Keppel
    “Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “Cash-payment is not the sole nexus of man with man.”
  • Austin O'Malley
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    “Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. solus, alone.

Usage

In literature:

If there is one sole source of everything, there is one sole end of everything; everything through Him, everything for Him.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
It seeks to rise, by hook or crook, for the sole reason of showing off and displaying self.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
His sole thought was himself; his patriotism, if he ever possessed any, had perished long before.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The Bible was his sole authority.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Joe slipped on the shoe-soles with their elastic bands to hold them.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
A mole on the sole of the left foot means trouble and hardships during life.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Human reason, therefore, and not revelation, is the sole arbiter of truth.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The world seemed created solely for his enjoyment.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
When it relates to or is made for the sole benefit of her sole or separate estate.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
A disinterested observer might have said that he was waiting solely for the order to leave school.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
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In poetry:

Eternal Glory of the sky,
Blest Hope of frail humanity,
The Father's sole begotten One,
Yet born a spotless virgin’s Son!
"Eternal Glory of the Sky" by Augusta Treverorum
O sole desire of my delight!
O sole delight of my desire!
Mine eyelids and eyesight
Feed on thee day and night
Like lips of fire.
"Fragoletta" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
POLEMIUS.
It to him did pity seem,
Seemed the sole reward that he
Asked or would receive from me:
Since when dying, he but cried . .
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Built by a secret Lover for His Spouse; -
Sole choice is this your life allows,
Sad tree, whose perishing boughs
So few birds house!
"A Fallen Yew" by Francis Thompson
By the fireside tragedies are acted
In whose scenes appear two actors only,
Wife and husband,
And above them God the sole spectator.
"The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hail! Power Divine, who by thy sole command,
From the dark empty space,
Made the broad sea and solid land
Smile with a heavenly grace.
"Hymn To God's Power" by James Thomson

In news:

A Kentucky bank bought its assets and will keep its sole office open.
Citigroup is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
Instead, Romney tax plan relies solely on mostly unspecified spending cuts to trim deficit.
And shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Christian Louboutin appeared at Bergdorf Goodman today to autograph his famous red soles.
The Dutchess County Staff Association today announced it is the sole representative of administrative and confidential employees of Dutchess County government.
The following movie preview has been approved by the Motion Pictures Association of America, Inc with the sole intent of ruining the legacy of 'The Three Stooges.
The move allows the company to focus solely on SnapApp development.
Editor's note: Aon is no longer a sponsor of the antitheft decal program FMCA is the sole provider.
Co-producers, Anton Sole, Jaume Sole.
Lawyers who practice only federal law or whose work is solely administrative can avoid the requirement in some cases.
The Florida Supreme Court says the second driver is not automatically solely at fault in rear end collisions.
Since when is child- rearing sole purpose of marriage, gay or not.
Estimated value of the red- soled fakes -- $57,490.
The legislature's Natural Resources Committee hosted a hearing Tuesday on a bill that could lead to a ban on felt- soled waders in Maine.
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In science:

In the paper [CiZs] Ioana Ciorˇanescu and L´aszl´o Zsid´o proved that if U is a σ(X, F )-continuous, one–parameter group of isometries in BF (X ) then for any t ∈ IR we can find Ut using solely the analytic generator of U .
A remark on the spectrum of the analytic generator
The configuration µ is actually independent of the non-uniqueness of the choice of p+ , and determined solely from p.
The Bethe ansatz in a periodic box-ball system and the ultradiscrete Riemann theta function
Applying these criteria, 40 of the 151 sample stars have now been determined to be periodic based solely on the VVO data set.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Now we shall see that the Hilbert function of Q can be bounded solely in terms of e(Q, A) and I (A).
Uniform bounds in generalized Cohen-Macaulay rings
Hence the above expectation may be taken with respect to the distribution of D2f (q) conditioned solely on the event f (q) = 0.
Average volume, curvatures, and Euler characteristic of random real algebraic varieties
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