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partly

[pahrt-lee] /ˈpɑrt li/
adverb
1.
in part; to some extent or degree; partially; not wholly:
His statement is partly true.
Origin of partly
1515-1525
1515-25; part + -ly
Can be confused
partially, partly.
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partly

/ˈpɑːtlɪ/
adverb
1.
to some extent; not completely
Usage note
Partly and partially are to some extent interchangeable, but partly should be used when referring to a part or parts of something: the building is partly (not partially) of stone, while partially is preferred for the meaning to some extent: his mother is partially (not partly) sighted
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Word Origin and History for partly
adv.

1520s, from part (n.) + -ly (2).

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