- adv.完全地，十足地; 纯粹地; 纯洁地，贞淑地;
Bathrooms don't have to be purely functional.
The chimney pots are purely ornamental.
I saw the letter purely by chance.
Attendance on the course is purely voluntary.
They have been given college scholarships purely on athletic ability.
We did not want people on the show who are purely interested in plugging a book or film.
The government said the moves were purely defensive.
They immediately got in touch with Dr Ting who was, purely coincidentally, also in California.
She completely mishandled an important project purely through lack of attention.
Might it not be better to relegate the King to a purely ceremonial function?
He became convinced that his illness was purely imaginary: that made it none the better.
Some nationalists would like to depict the British monarchy as a purely English institution.
It is a racing machine, designed purely for speed.
Such is the size of the problem that these arguments are purely academic.
The evidence against him was purely circumstantial.
Our interest was purely perfunctory.
The society said the move was "purely and simply a business decision" aimed at reducing costs.
If Arthur was attracted here by the prospects of therapy, John came down purely and simply to make money.
I arranged to pay him the dollars when he got there, a purely private arrangement. All the same, it was illegal.
Any resemblance to actual persons, places or events is purely coincidental.
The monarch's role is purely ceremonial.
The items he makes are purely decorative.
Any resemblance of a character in this book to a living person is purely incidental.
These changes are purely cosmetic.
This disproves the theory that children are purely imitative.
Getting approval for the plan is a purely formal matter: nobody will seriously oppose it.
I helped him purely and simply out of friendship.
I realized he accepted my suggestion for purely sentimental reasons.
Look at the matter purely from the scientific point of view.
Otis Brawley said, "Many doctors are ordering screening tests purely to cover themselves.
In order to maximize global welfare, every country's carbon pricing should reflect not only the purely domestic damage from emissions, but also the damage to foreign countries.
Although calls to share data often concentrate on the moral advantages of sharing, the practice is not purely altruistic ( ' , 利他的).
Hence it is metaphysical; but the means of expression is purely and exclusively physical: sound.
1. restricted to something;
"we talked strictly business"