Definition of 'chiefly'
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Many continental voters' worries are chiefly about non-EU migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When scouting, he focuses chiefly on the player's personal qualities rather than his physical output. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is partly because the office of mayor is chiefly one of influence rather than power. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The distinction between a job and an occupation is chiefly one of scope. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsBut for what is he chiefly remembered? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)We find these people chiefly responsible for what happened. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The hormone chiefly responsible for depositing fat in the fat cells and its storage there is insulin. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is chiefly concerned with how to transform resources into results. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the plot is chiefly concerned with two enamoured couples. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What we know about him comes chiefly from three sources. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)His reaction has instead been chiefly one of anger, and with good reason. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When he retires he will be remembered chiefly as a wonderful Test batsman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)While other ethical problems make appearances, her pages are chiefly concerned with organ selling. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)In his own times he was known chiefly for his portraits in pastel, which are especially exquisite. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Acne is more of a problem in men than it is in women as testosterone is the hormone that is chiefly responsible for it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His concern was chiefly to ensure that a better understanding of the past should prepare the way for a richer and more harmonious future. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I remember the journey chiefly on account of his fund of stories. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The man chiefly responsible for the revival of guitar music in the 90s seems like as good person as any to begin with. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it was significant chiefly for its use of Turkey as an example, not a pulpit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)China, it seems, is chiefly concerned with measuring its status in a changing world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)May is recycling - either literally or with a tweak here or there - because she is chiefly about things other than clothes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the positive side, they expect rapid growth in some areas of work, chiefly the construction industry and regulatory and compliance work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Tomorrow's elections were supposed to be chiefly about Europe but they are now also about what is acceptable to say or not to say. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a memorable innings, although he will remember it chiefly for the five runs he did not make rather than the 95 he did. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To be sure, this is a most important branch of our work, and the work for which we are chiefly known to the public at large. Christianity Today (2000)
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In Common Usage. chiefly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'chiefly'
British English: chiefly ADVERB
You use chiefly to mean not completely, but especially or mostly.
She is known chiefly for her fashion design.
Definition of chiefly from the Collins English Dictionary
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