Definition of expressly in English:

expressly

adverb

  • 1Explicitly; clearly.

    ‘she was expressly forbidden to use the stove’
    • ‘Lord Fraser of Tullybelton delivered a concurring speech without expressly addressing future conduct.’
    • ‘The Philippine Constitution expressly forbids foreign troops from fighting on Philippine soil.’
    • ‘One policy matter not expressly covered in the final contract was the question of releasing information to the public.’
    • ‘Indeed, the report of the Maori Affairs Committee states expressly that neither of them owns the service.’
    • ‘An intention to override such rights must be expressly stated or appear by necessary implication.’
    • ‘Moreover, he expressly guarantees to leave filibusters of legislation alone.’
    • ‘It remains open for Parliament to expressly repeal the Act.’
    • ‘Large quantities of alcohol, including kegs, beer balls, etc. are expressly prohibited.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the resolution expressly praised all those deputies who had voted against the war in parliament.’
    • ‘In contrast, the Florida Constitution spells the point out expressly.’
    • ‘Any public activity that would require women to depart from this modest dress in mixed company is expressly forbidden.’
    • ‘The statute did not expressly provide for cross-examination, nor did it impose penalties such as fines and imprisonment.’
    • ‘However, such victimisation is expressly forbidden by German industrial law.’
    • ‘Congress expressly prohibited states from doing this.’
    • ‘Centralized uniformity expressly forecloses such deviation, in the name of equality.’
    • ‘Dewald expressly declared that no such immediacy in making the demand was required.’
    • ‘That is hardly surprising, since time limits on the starting of legal proceedings are expressly recognised by the Convention itself.’
    • ‘That rule expressly requires the Court to consider all the circumstances.’
    • ‘First, the court found the tax is a gross receipts tax which is expressly prohibited by that section.’
    • ‘They can and do expressly stipulate what that margin is to be.’
    explicitly, clearly, directly, plainly, distinctly, unambiguously, unequivocally, unmistakably, obviously, absolutely
    solely, specifically, particularly, specially, especially, singularly, exclusively, purposefully, just, only, explicitly, with someone in mind, with something in mind
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    1. 1.1 For a specific purpose; solely.
      ‘the house was expressly built for entertaining’
      • ‘The legislation would not allow federal funding for embryos created expressly for research purposes.’
      • ‘They felt quite alone in their expressly political and critical form of drag artistry.’
      • ‘Expressly tailored for Murray, Johnston is a character that plays to his strengths.’
      • ‘Many people had come expressly for the purpose of seeing these deliberate, considered bookworks.’
      • ‘It provides expressly for the convictions to remain and to be brought up again the moment there is a fresh conviction.’
      • ‘With these forest resources close by, people do not grow any trees expressly for fodder or fuelwood on their own cropland.’
      • ‘There are many homes in the national park area which were built expressly to house farm workers.’
      • ‘The pleading does not expressly rely on such a premise.’
      • ‘A camel rising from a sitting position seems expressly designed to throw the novice straight back onto the ground.’
      • ‘Two new posts were created expressly for supporters of Ashour.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, Hollywood lies before him like a world set out expressly for him to conquer.’
      • ‘Instead of staying on, he chooses to top-edge a sweep off Anil Kumble straight to fine leg, placed expressly for that shot.’
      • ‘It was reserved expressly for the gentry of Douglas, whoever they were.’
      • ‘Thus the negative-pledge clause may be drafted so as to extend to them expressly.’
      • ‘The CPA was established by the National Science Foundation expressly to study dark matter.’
      • ‘The more analytical "Essays and Articles" section concludes with three essays written expressly for Critical Essays.’
      • ‘But some theologians have recently placed the mystery in a new framework, by setting natural evil within an expressly evolutionary context.’

Pronunciation

expressly

/ɪkˈsprɛsli//ɛkˈsprɛsli/