verily

[ ver-uh-lee ]
/ ˈvɛr ə li /

adverb

in truth; really; indeed.

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Origin of verily

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at very, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for verily

verily
/ (ˈvɛrɪlɪ) /

adverb

(sentence modifier) archaic in truth; trulyverily, thou art a man of God

Word Origin for verily

C13: from very + -ly ²
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