yours truly

[ yoorz-troo-lee, yawrz ]
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  1. a conventional phrase used at the end of a letter.

  1. Informal. I; myself; me: I'm only in business to profit yours truly.

Origin of yours truly

First recorded in 1790–1800

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How to use yours truly in a sentence

  • Eliminate the disgraceful epithet from your vocabulary, sir, when you are addressing yours truly.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • "Wal, yours truly was around when thet come off," replied Wilson, with an involuntary little shudder.

  • But as far as immediate plans are concerned, I'm afraid, my dear, you will have to put up with yours truly.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
  • No more handouts for yours truly, no more wood-chopping, no more cow-punching.

  • The glamour that emanates from yours truly has enveloped him like a North River fog.

    Roads of Destiny | O. Henry

British Dictionary definitions for yours truly

yours truly

  1. an informal term for I, myself, or me

Origin of yours truly

from the conventional closing phrase used at the end of letters

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with yours truly

yours truly

A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed “Yours truly, Mary Smith.” [Late 1700s]

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