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Below you will find the definition of namely, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - as follows
EXAMPLES - Namely in a Sentence
- _Aleph_, is the masculine power hidden and concealed; that namely, which is not known. (source)
- I have declared 2 contentplaceholders in tag namely cpMetaKeywords and cpMetaDescription. (source)
- Mike Ion asks an interesting question, namely is the time right for the UK to join the Euro? (source)
- In this way "he certainly is relatively free, namely from the immediate compulsion of objects that are present through intuition" (31). (source)
- Second, the segment suggested that well-formed language was inside the individuals, just waiting for a means of expression namely, the app. (source)
- The most absurd cases I have heard of here are those where a lawyer has a personal interest in the outcome (namely is a parent to thechild). (source)
- And namely, that is, why was he treating Tiger at his home in Florida when athletes were known to be coming to Dr. Galea's clinic in Toronto. (source)
- This termination belongs to another language, the Greek +-ismos+, and is derived from a verbal ending which cannot be expressed in Latin, namely -- +izein+. (source)
- Rajah & Tann on behalf of the studios file a four writs which is written order issued by a court namely namely Showgate, Geneon Entertainment, TV Tokyo, GDH and Sunrise. (source)
- He reminds us that we see only a part of God's creation, that part, namely, which is nearest to ourselves, and, for that reason, makes the largest demand on our sympathy. (source)
- The damage which the disease-producing microorganisms cause, namely, is conditioned by the poisons which these organisms produce and which are distributed by the body fluids. (source)
- And, of a truth, what dignity can be compared to that which should be most coveted by all churchmen, nay, by every man living, that, namely, which is found in God alone, and in (source)
- When as, namely, that is, is used to introduce an example or enumeration, a semicolon is put before it and a comma after it; as, The night was cold; that is, for the time of year. (source)
- _I answer that, _ As stated above (I-II, Q. 41, A. 2; Q. 42, A. 3), when we were treating of the passions, fear is properly about an arduous evil, one, namely, that is difficult to avoid. (source)
- Fortunately, the Obama administration has aimed these hikes at the right brackets-the top five percent of taxpayers and what some have called the namely hedge funds and private equity firms. (source)
- 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality,' the idea namely that children have a greater spiritual sensitiveness than older persons, because they have come to earth directly from a former life in Heaven. (source)
- Those angels who occupy the lowest heaven, that, namely, which is visible to us, formed all the things which are in the world, and made allotments among themselves of the earth and of those nations which are upon it. (source)
- The angels occupying the lowest heaven, that, namely, which is visible to us, created all those things which are in the world, and made allotments among themselves of the earth, and of those nations which are upon it. (source)
- I appreciate all the people who want a "quicker answer" but I guess I want to write the kind of wine reviews that would help me in a store, namely is this wine worth what it costs, and is it a good example of its type. (source)
- The Duke of Argyle was also one of Rob Roy's protectors, so far as to afford him, according to the Highland phrase, wood and water -- the shelter, namely, that is afforded by the forests and lakes of an inaccessible country. (source)
- The Duke of Argyle was also one of Rob Roy's protectors, so far as to afford him, according to the Highland phrase, wood and water --- the shelter, namely, that is afforded by the forests and lakes of an inaccessible country. (source)
- But one thing is certain -- namely, that the Confederates can less than ever afford to lose time over Knoxville; and if Meade should be fortunate, Burnside will be even more so, without action of his own to justify his good fortune. (source)
- He aspires to put into practice (or at least to test) something Lisbon treaty itself spells out (Article 48 (2) TEU) - namely, that is possible "either to increase or to reduce the competences conferred on the Union in the Treaties". (source)
- It takes a special kind of viewpoint to enjoy this film on its own terms namely that enmity is an inevitable byproduct of marriage, but if you place it in the broader context of "divorce" movies at the time, it stands out as pretty unique. (source)
- There is a drag in the production market, created by grain prices, namely, that is - I think causing some people to have relatively challenging year, so, as we try to get to - we try to get pass in terms of an offer and into diligence we're seeing. (source)
- In a nutshell, she looks at the guts of the article, whether it was fair, whether it was accurate, and doesn't really consider the larger question, namely, is it appropriate to run this kind of article on the front page of the paper on Easter Sunday? (source)
- And is it prudent likewise for this man to trust his own judgment in the main business of all; namely, which is the true church and religion; concerning which he is as fallible in his judgment, and as liable to be deceived, as in the particular points? (source)
- The halt was in an olive plantation, and while the tents were being raised, I rode forwards to the other celebrated source of the Jordan, namely, that issuing from the cavern, and drank of its water, but first had to swim the horse through a strong current. (source)
- It should be noted, first off, that my consideration here is presently in view of the Mozarabic liturgy of recent centuries; namely from the 16th until the 20th century, and not, per se, the earlier historical forms of the Mozarabic liturgy in the middle ages and before. (source)
- "Watts is a hero of friendship;" and indeed he has displayed his capacity for participation in the noblest part of comradeship, that part, namely, which is far above the mere traffic that too often goes by the name, and wherein self-love always counts upon being the gainer. (source)
- Of one thing we take leave to be certain -- namely, that were the two wretches delivered over to any dozen of Confederate gentlemen, the fate of the miscreants might, perhaps, be sterner, but would certainly not be slower, than that which may have already been theirs in Washington. (source)
- Turning now from aquatic organisms to terrestrial, the body of facts from which to draw is so large, that I think the space at my disposal may be best utilized by confining attention to a single division of them -- that, namely, which is furnished by the zoological study of oceanic islands. (source)
- There is something in the New Testament about offending the little ones, and the preferred alternative thereto; and really we are outraging not only the objective child, but the subjective one also -- that in ourselves, namely, which is innocent and pure, and without which we had better not be at all. (source)
- And in this sense it belongs to special justice to do good considered as due to one's neighbor, and to avoid the opposite evil, that, namely, which is hurtful to one's neighbor; while it belongs to general justice to do good in relation to the community or in relation to God, and to avoid the opposite evil. (source)
- But it is true that we only accept authority of a particular sort; the authority, namely, that is formed and maintained by the unconstrained agreement of individual thinkers, each of whom we believe to be seeking truth with single-mindedness and sincerity, and declaring what he has found with scrupulous veracity, and the greatest attainable exactness and precision. (source)
- In a discussion with a gentleman on religious matters, some remarks were made upon faith and charity, which led to an analysis of the original Greek word used to express the former by St. Paul, which has been translated "faith," and is generally accepted in the ordinary sense we attach to that word in English; namely, an implicit trust in what you are told, without question or doubt. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "namely" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 16 synonyms for namely.
by way of explanation, especially, expressly, i.e., id est, in other words, in plain English, particularly, scilicet, specially, specifically, strictly speaking, that is, to wit, videlicet, viz.
We have 4 antonyms for namely.
broadly, commonly, generally, usually
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of namely from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adverb) That is to say; specifically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) Especially, above all.
- (adverb) Specifically; that is to say
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly.
- (adverb) That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Expressly; especially; in particular.
- (None) To wit; that is to say; videlicet.
- (None) Notable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) as follows