expressly expressly  /ɛks ˈprɛs li/


  • (adv) with specific intentions; for the express purpose


  1. Those bans, together with existing legislation, make gay marriage expressly illegal in 45 states.
  2. He was claiming something benefits for illegal immigrants that is expressly prohibited in the major legislative efforts in both houses of Congress.
  3. It has come to our attention that apparently improper robocall telephone calls expressly advocating for Governor Mike Huckabee's presidential election campaign have been.



  1. "The agreement will not establish permanent bases in Iraq, and we anticipate that it will expressly foreswear them. The agreement will not specify troop levels, and it will not tie the hands of the next administration," Crocker said.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Ryan Crocker Source:

  2. "I invite voters who trusted me not to cast ballots for Madame Royal or Mr. Sarkozy," Le Pen told at least 5,000 supporters in front of Paris' gilded Opera. "I invite them expressly to abstain massively, reserving themselves for the first...
    on May 1, 2007 By: Jean-Marie Le Pen Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Up until yesterday, we all thought Kennedy was a vote for a colorblind Constitution. Now, he has expressly rejected that," Garrow said.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: David Garrow Source: San Jose Mercury News

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