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Anely, Anly, adv. Also: anellie, anyely. [Northern ME. aneli, -ly, anli, = ME. onely, -lych, onliche, etc., only.] Solely, exclusively. 1397 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 167.
That he sall resayve na resignasyownys … of na landys … bvt anly to the oyis and the profyte [etc.]
1405 Stirlings of Keir 206.
[The] landys of Bothernok ar na ferther oblist to me … bot anyely to tak of the landis ilke yher ten markis
c 1564 Lennox Mun. 250.
Besyde xxv hundreth merkis my money anellie
1590-1 Bruce Serm. Sacr. I. 3 b (J).
Not be ane carnal band … but anelie be the band of the halie spirite

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