Jump to navigation Jump to search
expressly (not comparable)
- In an express or explicit manner.
- Synonyms: explicitly, expressis verbis; see also Thesaurus:explicitly
- We were expressly permitted to use the building.
- 1813 January 27, [Jane Austen], chapter 21, in Pride and Prejudice, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] [George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton […], →OCLC:
- "What do you think of this sentence, my dear Lizzy?" said Jane as she finished it. "Is it not clear enough? Does it not expressly declare that Caroline neither expects nor wishes me to be her sister; […] "
- Synonyms: solely; see also Thesaurus:solely
- 1860–1861, Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller:
- No round of beef or tongue or ham is expressly cooked for me, […]
in an expressive or explicit manner