Purey vs Purely - What's the difference?
As a noun purey
is a marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
As an adverb purely is
A marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
*1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 76,
*:... an unclouded blue marble (known to marble shooters, at least in the twenties, as a "purey "),...
* 1962 , , Flush Times :
Solely; exclusively; merely, simply.
* 2005 , Owen Bowcott, The Guardian , 8 Apr 2005:
- I am fascinated by the entire scene, I purely am.
* 2007 , ‘(Helen Brooks)’, His Christmas Bride :
*:"But this meal tonight is not a date, not in the traditional sense. It's purely platonic, I assure you."
Chastely, innocently; in a sinless manner, without fault.
* 1623 , (William Shakespeare), Troilus and Cressida , First Folio, IV.7:
- The IRA should "lead by example" and "unilaterally" abandon paramilitary violence and adopt a purely political strategy, a leading Sinn Féin MP urged yesterday.
* 1823 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), Table Talk :
- faith and troth, / Strain'd purely from all hollow bias drawing: / Bids thee with most diuine integritie, / From heart of very heart, great Hector welcome.
English manner adverbs
English degree adverbs
English focus adverbs
- By some means or other the water flows purely , and separated from the filth, in a deeper and narrower course on one side of the rock, and the refuse of the dirt and troubled water goes off on the other in a broader current [...].