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1 being one and not another
  • we stayed in the very hotel my parents stayed in for their honeymoon

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2 being this and no more
  • the very thought of having to go through that again is scary

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1 to a great degree
  • that was a very brave thing to do

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2 in actual fact
  • the very same thing happened to me

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Adjective

same, selfsame, very, identical, equivalent, equal mean not different or not differing from one another. same may imply and selfsame always implies that the things under consideration are one thing and not two or more things. took the same route derived from the selfsame source very, like selfsame, may imply identity, or, like same may imply likeness in kind. the very point I was trying to make identical may imply selfsameness or suggest absolute agreement in all details. identical results equivalent implies amounting to the same thing in worth or significance. two houses equivalent in market value equal implies being identical in value, magnitude, or some specified quality. equal shares in the business

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The first known use of very was in the 13th century

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“Very.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/very. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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