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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Strictly


STRICTLY, adverb

1. Closely; tightly.

2. Exactly; with nice accuracy; as, patriotism strictly so called , is a noble virtue.

3. Positively. He commanded his son strictly to proceed no further.

4. Rigorously; severely; without remission or indulgence.

Examine thyself strictly whether thou didst not best at first.