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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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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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