Definition of exclusively in English:



  • 1To the exclusion of others; only.

    ‘paints produced exclusively for independent retailers’
    as submodifier ‘exclusively female concerns’
    • ‘She does not teach the harp exclusively but also the piano and the recorder.’
    • ‘We decided to stick exclusively to the specials menu, and chose three starters.’
    • ‘This might suggest that church meetings then were less exclusively female than they are in Britain today!’
    • ‘Based on the theme of body image, the show is designed especially, but not exclusively, for young adults.’
    • ‘This is not to say that they are exclusively concerned with description.’
    • ‘The views expressed - of course - are exclusively my own and have nothing to do with my employer.’
    • ‘Confining himself exclusively to postwar moderns would net him only a handful of converts.’
    • ‘Dropstitch was the first ever feature length film to exclusively feature female snowboarders.’
    • ‘This special chocolate is reserved exclusively for the use of Easter eggs only.’
    • ‘In fact, over half the goods on offer concern themselves exclusively with whisky.’
    • ‘A lifeline is Long Tall Sally, the first retailer to provide clothes exclusively for tall women.’
    • ‘Do you think that this kind of expression is exclusively the product of an urban setting?’
    • ‘These are exclusively pedestrian streets where their movement is not curtailed.’
    • ‘This led them to come up with a yearly festival exclusively for women, and it turned out to be a woman's day out!’
    • ‘For the poor, a house in each residential area was exclusively set aside for the same purpose.’
    • ‘These early disputes are largely, if not exclusively, concerned with power.’
    • ‘He said there was a big shift towards using trucks and shovels exclusively about a decade ago.’
    • ‘They painted almost exclusively altarpieces in a dramatic late Baroque style.’
    • ‘It would be even better if the park was designed exclusively for recreational purposes.’
    • ‘Relying exclusively then on that particular line of form could be an unreliable yardstick.’
    expressly, specially, specifically, exclusively, just, particularly, uniquely, precisely, explicitly, purposefully, on purpose
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    1. 1.1 As the only source.
      ‘I can exclusively reveal that Gail shares a birthday with Rod Stewart’
      • ‘The Outer Hebrides is formed almost exclusively of rocks of the Lewisian Complex.’
      • ‘The costs must have been wholly and exclusively incurred in connection with the disposal.’
      • ‘I exclusively revealed back in November's edition, that they also were partial to a slice of bear.’
      • ‘I regard it as unjust to ascribe this proof exclusively to Gauss, who merely added the finishing touches.’
      • ‘Bosses this week exclusively revealed to the Wiltshire Times that comedian Ed Hall will present the show.’
      • ‘The Ripon row was first exclusively revealed by the Yorkshire Post in November 2001.’
      • ‘High quality office paper is therefore sourced exclusively from virgin pulp.’
      • ‘Last year, plans for the revamp were revealed exclusively in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.’
      • ‘She's the Fairy Godmother and I can exclusively reveal that she DID do all the singing.’
      • ‘As exclusively revealed in Yorkshire Sports, the Scarborough boss has had talks with the club.’
      • ‘The revolutionary new scheme was revealed exclusively in the Daily Echo last week.’
      • ‘The troubles were exclusively revealed by the Yorkshire Post last November.’
      • ‘Spurs' sudden interest has left Howarth in a state of flux as he revealed exclusively to the Evening Press.’
      • ‘Previously embryo stem cell research was funded exclusively by private sources.’
      • ‘Well guys, I can exclusively reveal here and now that there is a movement for you.’
      only, simply, just, merely, uniquely, exclusively, entirely, completely, absolutely, totally, wholly, alone, no more than, to the exclusion of everyone else, to the exclusion of everything else
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