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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chiefly  \Chief"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  the  first  place  principally;  pre["e]minently;  above; 
  especially. 
 
  Search  through  this  garden;  leave  unsearched  no 
  nook;  But  chiefly  where  those  two  fair  creatures 
  lodge.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  For  the  most  part  mostly. 
 
  Those  parts  of  the  kingdom  where  the  .  .  .  estates 
  of  the  dissenters  chiefly  lay.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chiefly 
  adv  :  for  the  most  part  "he  is  mainly  interested  in  butterflies" 
  [syn:  {principally},  {primarily},  {mainly},  {in  the 
  main}] 




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