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Namely Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    namely adv : as follows [syn: viz., that is to say, videlicet]
Namely Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Namely \Name"ly\, adv.
  1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. [Obs.] --Chaucer. The solitariness of man . . . God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage. --Milton.
  2. That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation. For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none ?an question. --Addison.
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    * Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists. - Thomas Huxley

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