Definition of 'officially'
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Once a catwalk trend, brows are now officially mainstream. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Can now officially confirm, he couldn't buy a laugh. The Sun (2016)This is commercially vital, as many visitors will see the place as a superior, officially sanctioned department store. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WE are now officially in autumn - and when it comes to food that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The Sun (2016)This column is officially calling for a sommelier moratorium. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have allowed mindless noise to be officially sanctioned. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The crime has not been reported and officially nobody is searching for her. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Until yesterday he still officially faced deportation. The Sun (2009)But no one was willing to officially call it quits. Christianity Today (2000)Our view of the political past was once formed with officially sanctioned slowness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The war may remain officially undeclared. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Now they have officially become serious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Officially he should still be alive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But according to the calendar, spring is now officially here. The Sun (2013)Some with more tenuous links will miss out on the right officially to call themselves Scots. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Players are not allowed to wear any advertising other than that officially sanctioned, such as shirt sponsorship. The Sun (2011)WINTER has arrived and the ski season is now officially upon us. The Sun (2012)ITV would not comment on the line-up before it was officially unveiled. The Sun (2015)The claim surfaced two days before the Lib Dems officially unveil their poll manifesto. The Sun (2010)The car will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in Germany next month. The Sun (2009)
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