verily

[ ver-uh-lee ]
/ ˈvɛr ə li /

adverb

in truth; really; indeed.

Nearby words

  1. verifiable,
  2. verification,
  3. verification principle,
  4. verified,
  5. verify,
  6. verisimilar,
  7. verisimilitude,
  8. verism,
  9. verismo,
  10. veritable

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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Word Origin and History for verily

verily

adv.

c.1300, from Middle English verray "true, real" (see very) + -ly (2).

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