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Definitions of truly

  1. ( used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) " in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; " really, you shouldn't have done it"; " a truly awful book"; (` forsooth' is archaic and now usually used to express disbelief)
  2. in accordance with truth or fact or reality; " she was now truly American"; " a genuinely open society"; " they don't really listen to us"
  3. by right; " baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"
  4. with sincerity; without pretense; " she praised him sincerely for his victory"; " was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher"; " we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"
  5. in fact ( used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers); " in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; " really, you shouldn't have done it"; " a truly awful book"
  6. In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.
  7. Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
  8. Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
  9. Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.
  10. In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.
  11. Precisely; sincerely; honestly; in fact; indeed.
  12. According to truth: in fact or reality: exactly: justly: faithfully: sincerely: honestly.
  13. According to truth; in truth; exactly; really.
  14. In fact; in reality; according to truth; sincerely; honestly; faithfully.
  15. In reality; according to truth.
  16. See true.
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Quotes of truly

  1. I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello. – Roger Bannister
  2. All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world. – Victor Cousin
  3. Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche. – George Crumb
  4. How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question. – Ted Danson
  5. No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will. – Euripides
  6. If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. – Hamilton Fish
  7. If a man is truly in love, the most beautiful woman in the world couldn't take him away. Maybe for a few days, but not forever. – Eva Gabor
  8. One in seven Americans lives without health insurance, and that's a truly staggering figure. – John M. McHugh
  9. The day will come, however, when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day, their regret will be deep. – Sun Myung Moon
  10. I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful. – Erno Rubik
  11. Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  12. Nothing truly convincing- which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill- has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  13. The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant. – Jim Sensenbrenner
  14. I had been an eyewitness to a truly historic moment in American pop culture. – Jean Shepherd
  15. The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind. – Li Ka Shing

Usage examples for truly

  1. And truly I were glad if I might meet my death." – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. Truly it was time for me to give up this case. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  3. Now truly I do love you. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  4. " However, I will say no more about Punch at present, as I fear you will feel as if you could 'punch' the head of " Yours truly – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  5. I am the woman who truly loved you." – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
  6. Ah, yes, you spoke truly – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  7. Nona was truly grateful. – The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook
  8. No truly great man or woman can be jealous. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  9. But I can't touch your money, truly dear, I can't; so don't ask me. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  10. Really and truly I am right!" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. " I have been having a delightful time," he said-" truly a delightful time. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  12. He knew that he truly loved Hope Langdon. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  13. Now we could truly say that we were going home. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  14. Yurs Truly A Friend. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  15. It wuz truly the World's Rose Garden. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  16. Truly I do not want anything of yours. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  17. And he saw that she had spoken truly – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  18. It was an odd speech, truly – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  19. I am truly ve'y glad you came. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers

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