The veriest chance had led him to find himself regarding the opening up of possible vistas.
All this must have seemed the veriest irony when addressed to an outcast Jew.
But he never made such a mistake, for little Fanny turned on him like the veriest spitfire.
Your marriage to her can only be considered as the veriest mockery.
Had he been the veriest outcast he would ever have found boundless welcome and solace waiting for him in her loving heart.
The veriest muck-worm in the market-place spat out at sight of him.
To him the opposition as little deserved the name of patriot as the veriest place-men.
The proceedings were the veriest travesty of the forms of justice.
And so she had been taken to hold a cargo of the veriest misery on earth, a tribe of stolen blacks.
No time now for alchemy; but for the horoscope, it is the veriest season.
mid-13c., verray "true, real, genuine," later "actual, sheer" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French verrai, Old French verai "true," from Vulgar Latin *veracus, from Latin verax (genitive veracis) "truthful," from verus "true," from PIE *weros- (cf. Old English wær "a compact," Old Dutch, Old High German war, Dutch waar, German wahr "true;" Welsh gwyr, Old Irish fir "true;" Old Church Slavonic vera "faith"). Meaning "greatly, extremely" is first recorded mid-15c. Used as a pure intensive since Middle English.