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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Alone; singly: solely responsible.
  • adv. Entirely; exclusively: did it solely for love.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Alone; exclusively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Singly; alone; only; without another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Singly; alone; only; without another: as, to rest a cause solely on one argument.
  • Completely; wholly; altogether.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without any others being included or involved

Etymologies

sole +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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