Definition of verily in English:


Line breaks: ver¦ily
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛrɪli


  • Truly; certainly: [sentence adverb]: verily these men are mad
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    • 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.


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

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