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verily

Syllabification: ver·i·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈverəlē
 
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Definition of verily in English:

adverb

archaic
Truly; certainly: I verily believed myself to be a free woman
More example sentences
  • It says, ‘I hereby declare under penalty of election falsification, that the statements above are true as I verily believe.’
  • Some may be prepared to swear to an affidavit and say they were told and verily believe that this was so.
  • This is, I verily believe it, the worst used labouring people upon the face of the earth.

Origin

Middle English: from very + -ly2, suggested by Old French verrai(e)ment.

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