[ adverb ] without any others being included or involved


"was entirely to blame" "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively" "did it solely for money" "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone" "a privilege granted only to him"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Mason had_to earn the privilege of devoting himself exclusively to painting .

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Corporations are apt by_nature to be impersonal , inhumane , shortsighted and almost exclusively profit motivated , a picture they could scarcely afford to present to the public .

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

This is a $ 14 million operation involving 3500 employees who work_on commuter_traffic exclusively .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

When the power of the latter was made both limited and explicit - when norms were clarified and made more precise and the creation of new norms was placed exclusively in parliamentary hands - two purposes were served : Government was made subservient to an institutionalized popular will , and law became a rational system for implementing that will , for serving conscious goals , for embodying the `` public policy '' .

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