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truly

[troo-lee] /ˈtru li/
adverb
1.
in accordance with fact or truth; truthfully.
2.
exactly; accurately; correctly.
3.
rightly; properly; duly.
4.
legitimately; by right.
5.
really; genuinely; authentically.
6.
indeed; verily.
7.
sincerely:
yours truly.
8.
Archaic. faithfully; loyally.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English treuli, Old English trēowlīce. See true, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for truly

truly

/ˈtruːlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a true, just, or faithful manner
2.
(intensifier): a truly great man
3.
indeed; really
See also yours truly
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Word Origin and History for truly
adv.

Old English treowlice, from treow (see true).

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