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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chief·ly /ˈʧifli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chief·ly adv.
 1. In the first place; principally; preëminently; 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) 2.0

      adv : for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
            [syn: principally, primarily, mainly, in the