What does the word purely mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Wholly; very.

Usage examples for purely

  1. But the tale finds no echo among the folk, so far as I am aware, and is thus purely and simply a romance of adventure. – Old French Romances by William Morris
  2. It was purely accidental. – The Domestic Cat by Gordon Stables
  3. I thought your worship would excuse- I'm quite, as it were, rejoiced to see your worship look so purely, and to find you up so hearty- Just. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth