Solely vs. Wholly: What's the Difference?
Solely and Wholly Definitions
"The old American purposes are still wholly relevant" (John F. Kennedy).
Did it solely for love.
The new chef was solely responsible for attending the grill.
Completely and entirely; to the fullest extent.
Singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely one argument; to rely solelyn one's own strength.
Exclusively and solely.
A creature wholly given to brawls and wine.
Without any others being included or involved;
Was entirely to blame
A school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
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
In a whole or complete manner; entirely; completely; perfectly.
Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.
To the exclusion of other things; totally; fully.
They employed themselves wholly in domestic life.
To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');
He was wholly convinced
Entirely satisfied with the meal
It was completely different from what we expected
Was completely at fault
A totally new situation
The directions were all wrong
It was not altogether her fault
An altogether new approach
A whole new idea