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 Meanings and Examples of SOLELY
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solely
 ad.  alone; only; without another
Classic Sentence: (122 in 9 pages)
1  And finally she decided that, because he had little to do besides gamble and had few enough nice friends in Atlanta, he sought her out solely for companionship's sake.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  He had married her solely because he wanted her and couldn't get her any other way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
3  Steering now south-eastward by Ahab's levelled steel, and her progress solely determined by Ahab's level log and line; the Pequod held on her path towards the Equator.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
4  That Jurgis did not starve to death was due solely to the pittance the children brought him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  Both mused a little while in silence, when Montcalm renewed the conversation, in a way that showed he believed the visit of his guest was solely to propose terms of capitulation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
6  It was silent and gloomy, being tenanted solely by the captive, and lighted by the dying embers of a fire, which had been used for the purposed of cookery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
7  It rested solely with the oldest and most experienced of the men to lay the subject of the conference before the people.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
8  Indeed, he advised me to complete thoughtlessness of the future, and taught me to depend solely upon him for happiness.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  On the contrary, they talked solely of extraneous subjects.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
10  It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
11  Our aim is no longer, as it should be, to avoid or attack the enemy, but solely to avoid General Buxhowden who by right of seniority should be our chief.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX
12  He saw in him a remarkable, clear-thinking man of vast intellect who by his energy and persistence had attained power, which he was using solely for the welfare of Russia.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI
13  Others consisted solely of Cossack cavalry.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER III
14  In their narration events occur solely by the will of a Napoleon, and Alexander, or in general of the persons they describe.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER II
15  All the contradictions and obscurities of history and the false path historical science has followed are due solely to the lack of a solution of that question.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.
2  Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
3  It is rare for the responsibility for causing conflict to rest solely on one side.
4  Scholarships are given solely on the basis of financial need.
5  He remarked that we mustn't judge people solely by their appearences.
6  In the end, our security and leadership does not come solely from the strength of our arms.
7  Academic ability is not the sole criterion for admission to the college.
8  This is the sole means of access to the building.
9  My sole objective is to make the information more widely available.
10  The Vibram sole unit could do with a little more rigidity for scrambling, but provides good adhesion for walking on all surfaces.
11  I'm the sole victim of Mother's tyranny.
12  Letters whose sole purpose is to make a political point will not be published.
13  He is the sole importer of this product, and he certainly thinks he's onto a winner.
14  The company's sole concern is to ensure the safety of its employees.
15  His sole aim in life is to enjoy himself.