solely (adv.) Old form(s): solie , Soly
wholly, entirely, altogether
AW I.i.100[Helena to herself, of Parolles] I ... / Think him a great way fool, solely a coward
Mac I.v.68[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, of their plan] Which shall ... / Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom
MV II.i.13[Portia to Morocco] I am not solely led / By nice direction of a maiden's eyes
RJ II.iv.64[Romeo to Mercutio] O single-soled jest, solely singular for the singleness!
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