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verily

[ ver-uh-lee ]

adverb

  1. in truth; really; indeed.


verily

/ ˈvɛrɪlɪ /

adverb

  1. archaic.
    sentence modifier in truth; truly

    verily, thou art a man of God



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Word History and Origins

Origin of verily1

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; very, -ly
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Word History and Origins

Origin of verily1

C13: from very + -ly ²
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Example Sentences

"I verily believe they're gone to look at my button," cried Davy, beginning to laugh, in spite of his fears.

Verily, there is not a leech that sucks out the blood from the body more than these little ships do this camp of men.

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away till all these things be accomplished.

Verily, Providence lends a strong and ready arm to the drunken man and the fool!

I think it plain, that no man can join in prayers in which there is any petition which he is verily persuaded is sinful.

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