tru·ly adverb \ˈtrü-lē\
: in an honest manner
: in truth : actually or really
: without question or doubt
a : indeed —often used as an intensive <truly, she is fair> or interjectionally to express astonishment or doubt
b : without feigning, falsity, or inaccuracy in truth or fact
: in all sincerity : sincerely —often used with yours as a complimentary close
: with exactness of construction or operation
: in a proper or suitable manner
Examples of TRULY
- I truly believe they can do it.
- He truly enjoyed the concert.
- This is truly a different situation.
- A country is not truly democratic until all of its citizens can vote freely.
- Is this poll truly representative of the voters' intentions?
- These truly dark clusters, if they are real, would betray the universe's dirty secret: Big piles of mass don't necessarily come with lights attached. —Robert Irion, Science, 20 June 2003
- By the time Columbus arrived, truly large empires existed only in Mexico. —Tim Flannery, New York Review of Books, 12 June 2003
- The streets and sidewalks of Bedley Run truly seemed as much mine as any person's, their almost affirming solidity underfoot, bouncing me along on my diurnal way. —Chang-rae Lee, A Gesture Life, 1999
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