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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 of truly
1000
before 1000; Middle English treuli, Old English trēowlīce. See true, -ly
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  • But, as Mrs. Pott truly says, this is 'contrary to all evidence.'

  • I wish he were here now, even he,—any one who loved me truly, and whom I could love only a little.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • But I am truly glad that my house has been able to afford you shelter when you were in need of it.

    Fernley House Laura E. Richards
  • Until he has been part of a cause larger than himself, no man is truly whole.

  • With the truly brave there can be no faltering then, in the face of danger.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
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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