- 1In a truthful way: he speaks trulyMore example sentences
- Ignorant children can speak truly about Jesus because God has given them this insight and opened their mouths.
- I truly and openly declare that I believe that the nation will become a republic over time.
- There was an almost awkward silence, in which a thousand words were exchanged, but none were truly spoken.
- 1.1Used to emphasize emotional sincerity or seriousness: it is truly a privilege to be here [as submodifier]: I’m truly sorry, but I can’t join you todayMore example sentences
sincerely, genuinely, really, indeed, from the bottom of one's heart, heartily, profoundly, veritably; very, extremely, awfully, dreadfully, frightfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, uncommonly, incredibly, most, positively; Scottish unco; North American quite• informal terribly, terrifically, tremendously, fearfully, desperately, seriously, majorly, hugely, fantastically, madlySouth African • informal lekker
- This was a slip of the brain on our part for which we are truly, madly deeply sorry.
- Really, seriously, truly… how would you handle the situation with the recruiter?
- It truly was an emotional moment, and I swear I saw more than one tear filled eye among the delighted fans.
- 2To the fullest degree; genuinely or properly: management does not truly understand about the residentsMore example sentences
- In order to truly understand what went wrong with this war, you have to look at what was being said and what was being heard before we went into it.
- Have you ever truly analysed your real feelings?
- That decade truly represented the age of parity, relatively speaking.
- 2.1 [as submodifier] Absolutely or completely (used for emphasis): a truly dreadful songMore example sentences
- Aren't you at least going to feel a bit sorry for the truly fabulous and real you that never gets to see the world again?
- I only ever got one truly awful grade on a paper, and man, did I deserve it.
- The horse-riding sequences are truly excellent and an absolute blast.
- 3In actual fact or without doubt; really: this is truly a miracleMore example sentences
- This is truly, beyond any doubt, the best crab fritter you will ever have in your life.
- Though if by some other miracle I was able to catch him, I truly doubt he would show as much strength
- None of us have any doubt that this one truly will deliver.
- 4 • archaic Loyally or faithfully: why cannot all masters be served truly?More example sentences
- These are public servants who truly serve rather than act as our masters, and inspire us rather than destroy our confidence.
- Only the government has the reach and power to design and oversee a pension system that truly serves all.
- A city that truly serves its people must try to please the largest majority of ordinary citizens.
- Used as a formula for ending a letter.More example sentences
- It certainly wouldn't bother me to receive a letter signed "yours truly".
- Addressed to 'Dear Boss' and dramatically written in red ink, it claimed to be from the killer and was signed 'Yours truly, Jack the Ripper'.
- • humorous Used to refer to oneself: the demos will be organized by yours trulyMore example sentences
- In less than four short months, yours truly - and yours truly's better half - will be welcoming a new baby to the world.
- Last Friday night a surprise 50th birthday party was organised for yours truly by the family.
- Her most recent transgression involves yours truly, but it's hardly the first time she has embarrassed her employers.