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expressly

[ik-spres-lee] /ɪkˈsprɛs li/
adverb
1.
for the particular or specific purpose; specially:
I came expressly to see you.
2.
in an express manner; explicitly:
I asked him expressly to stop talking.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see express, -ly
Related forms
unexpressly, adverb
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Examples for expressly
  • Apply aluminum sulfate, which is often packaged expressly for hydrangeas, following label directions.
  • Today, the monkeys bathe in two main pools dug expressly for their use, or in the hot-spring-fed stream that runs nearby.
  • The motion also did not expressly address the involvement of the valedictorian in the graduation ceremony.
  • But only a brave few have engineered tissues expressly for the purpose of making hamburger.
  • They also expressly made laws that create the guidelines and handle the enforcement.
  • In this case these claims are expressly attributed to the claimant.
  • Neither of those two decisions ruled expressly on government's power to restrict corporate electioneering.
  • The historical memory law is expressly directed at the victims' descendants.
  • Many of these are expressly intended to help profits as well as do good.
  • Many modern universities were created expressly on these utilitarian grounds.
British Dictionary definitions for expressly

expressly

/ɪkˈsprɛslɪ/
adverb
1.
for an express purpose; with specific intentions
2.
plainly, exactly, or unmistakably
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Word Origin and History for expressly
expressly
late 14c., "in detail, plainly," from express + -ly (2). Meaning "for the express purpose" is c.1600.
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