Definition of 'purely'
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It's a purely instinctive thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a purely instinctive thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The prince and other members of the club use the nickname purely as a term of affection. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We do not move them purely for financial reasons. The Sun (2011)The ruling is also a purely political gesture. The Sun (2010)There is no such thing as purely domestic macroeconomic policy any more. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was purely and simply about football and how it can change lives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The arguments in purely financial terms will be compelling. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)The others are somewhat more geopolitical if not purely political and ideological. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It then becomes purely and simply a commercial problem requiring a commercial solution. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It does not have to be a purely financial tale. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For trade union leaders to mount strikes for purely political purposes is completely unacceptable. The Sun (2012)It should be purely and simply about the numbers. The Sun (2014)He must not listen to the wrong people and consider it purely for financial gain. The Sun (2010)It is purely and simply not scoring when a chance comes along. Times, Sunday Times (2008)None of it is purely political. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That determination was based on more than purely economic factors: it was pride. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fact, it was a purely defensive comment. The Sun (2011)Once they are in a political union you can't treat them in a purely economic way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We've got units cutting all these services for what are purely economic reasons in the short term. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tabloids would have called him a bogus refugee, for he had been a purely economic migrant. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)I like when people do their own thing and design purely from a design point of view. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At this stage, things depend purely on the pastor's ability to be colloquial. Christianity Today (2000)Others have a secondary USB lead that's used purely as an additional power supply. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Very Common. purely is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'purely'
British English: purely ADVERB
Purely means only or completely.
This car is designed purely for speed.
Definition of purely from the Collins English Dictionary
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