Usage examples for purely

  1. Her interest is purely one of sympathy." – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Not without some disappointment, Crochard had to acknowledge that everything purely personal did not seem to excite the deepest interest. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  3. At any rate, it is fully as convincing as Dean Schneider's purely negative " proof." – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  4. Religion was then, as it always had been, purely political. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  5. How purely and dearly the old man loved me, and how unworthy I was! – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  6. She had made this sacrifice purely to please Donald, and this was what had come of it. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  7. Then the reaction was purely nervous, not in the least moral or intellectual. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  8. The unsaponifiable matter in these is purely natural, it will be seen it varies within wide limits. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  9. But his progress seemed to have been purely intellectual. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. If we look at the point under discussion as purely a question of fact, to be determined by positive evidence and not by argument, the observations of Boussingault are, both in the circumstances they detail and in the weight to be attached to the testimony, among the most important yet recorded. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  11. To glance upon the story from a height and to give a general impression of its course- this is at once to remove the point of view from the reader and to set up a new one somewhere else; the method is no longer consistent, no longer purely dramatic. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  12. Interest may be purely intellectual. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  13. But these were purely physical things. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  14. That the cause might be purely physical was no consolation to him. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  15. That I am perfectly willing to allow, sir, and will frankly own that my objection is a purely personal one. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  16. May I close with a purely personal note? – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  17. It was a purely Pagan impulse, Isabel, and we'd better own it. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  18. Browning has rarely uttered the purely personal note of his inner life. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp