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  1. in accordance with fact or truth; truthfully.
  2. exactly; accurately; correctly.
  3. rightly; properly; duly.
  4. legitimately; by right.
  5. really; genuinely; authentically.
  6. indeed; verily.
  7. sincerely: yours truly.
  8. Archaic. faithfully; loyally.

Origin of truly

before 1000; Middle English treuli, Old English trēowlīce. See true, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. in a true, just, or faithful manner
  2. (intensifier)a truly great man
  3. indeed; really
See also yours truly
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Word Origin and History for truly

Old English treowlice, from treow (see true).

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