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verily

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adverb ver·i·ly \ˈver-ə-lē\

Simple Definition of verily

  • : certainly or truly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of verily

  1. 1 :  in truth :  certainly

  2. 2 :  truly, confidently

Examples of verily in a sentence

  1. I verily believe that these accusations are false.

  2. <verily, I don't remember a single thing about that course>



Origin of verily

Middle English verraily, from verray very


First Known Use: 14th century

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