Definition of faithfully in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪθfʊli/
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪθf(ə)li/


1In a loyal manner: he swore that he would serve the king faithfully
More example sentences
  • The humbled Wolsey, weeping at Cromwell's loyalty, urges him to forsake him and serve the King faithfully.
  • I glance at the family retainer who has served the Dimplers faithfully since well before the old King's father passed.
  • ‘It is a very sad day for the city of York and the people that he has served so faithfully over many years,’ he said.
2In a manner that is true to the facts or the original: she translated the novel as faithfully as possible
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  • We base that on the fact that he faithfully summed up the evidence on intoxication, but did not give that familiar direction which he must have been aware of.
  • Rather, the attempt is merely to recreate their personas as faithfully and realistically as possible.
  • She believed that what she was seeing was true, and she faithfully recorded it.


yours faithfully

British A formula for ending a formal letter in which the recipient is not addressed by name.
Example sentences
  • We write ‘yours sincerely’ or ‘yours faithfully’ at the bottom of a letter, then fret for days about whether we chose the right one.
  • However the basic rule is that when you use Dear Sir/Madam then you end with yours faithfully.

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