verily

adverb ver·i·ly \ ˈver-ə-lē \

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

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Origin and Etymology of verily

Middle English verraily, from verray 2very + -ly 2-ly

verily Synonyms

Phrases

as a matter of fact, in actuality, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, to be sure;


VERILY Defined for English Language Learners

verily

Definition of verily for English Language Learners

  • : certainly or truly



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