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Definition of Namely


  1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly.
  2. That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.

Namely Quotations

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Karl Marx

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
Edmund Burke

Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead.
Ambrose Bierce
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Namely Translations

namely in Afrikaans is naamlik
namely in Danish is nemlig
namely in Dutch is namelijk, te weten, in naam
namely in German is namentlich
namely in Italian is vale a dire
namely in Latin is videlicet
namely in Portuguese is a saber
namely in Spanish is a saber, es que

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