adjective, (Obsolete) ver·i·er, ver·i·est.
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Origin of very
usage note for very
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH verymuch very (see usage note at the current entry)
Words nearby very
Example sentences from the Web for very
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Our animators are very excited to be drawing the innards of a human being.
Satirists are reliant ultimately on the very establishment they mock.
It was a very faithful homage to a Six Million Dollar Man episode.
“They are hypocritical on this very issue,” Shearer said about Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other public officials.
Very true it is that proof of the sort desired is often impossible; but it is obtained sometimes.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
Queen Sophia's letters were couched in very energetic language.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
I won't trespass, he may be very sure of that, and I won't stay in the neighbourhood any longer than I can help.Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)|Margaret Veley
One bolt struck near with a tremendous shock and the air was driven in violent waves into the very mouth of the cave.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
We ascended a very darksome flight of stairs, and a door was opened by a strange little man.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for very
- real or true; genuinethe very living God
- lawfulthe very vengeance of the gods
Word Origin for very
usage for very
Idioms and Phrases with very
In addition to the idioms beginning with very
- very thing, the
- very well
- all very well
- what's the (the very) idea