Meaning of “solely” in the English Dictionary

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"solely" in British English

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uk /ˈsəʊ us /ˈsoʊ

C1 only and not involving anyone or anything else:

I bought it solely for that purpose.
It seems he's not solely to blame for the accident.
The product's success cannot be attributable solely to the ads.

More examples

  • It's solely for your use.
  • The screening is carried out solely for the benefit of the individual.
  • It must be strange to be celebrated solely for your beauty.
  • He's solely in charge of the operation.
  • The administration's energy plan is focused solely on drilling for oil.

(Definition of “solely” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)