partlyadverbuk /ˈpɑːt.li/ us /ˈpɑːrt.li/
- The hot weather is partly to blame for the water shortage.
- The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South partly over the issue of slavery.
- Her story is only partly true.
- Its commercial success as a city is partly due to its excellent rail and road communications.
- The floor was partly covered with a dirty old rug.