verily c.1300, from M.E. verray "true, real" (see VERY (Cf. very)) + -ly.

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  • Verily — Ver i*ly, adv. [From {Very}.] In very truth; beyond doubt or question; in fact; certainly. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Ps. xxxvii. 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verily — ► ADVERB archaic ▪ truly; certainly. ORIGIN from VERY(Cf. ↑very) …   English terms dictionary

  • verily — [ver′ə lē] adv. [ME verrayly: see VERY & LY2] Archaic in very truth; truly …   English World dictionary

  • verily — [[t]ve̱rɪli[/t]] ADV: usu ADV with cl, also ADV adj/adv (emphasis) Verily is an old fashioned or religious word meaning truly . It is used to emphasize a statement or opinion. Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Syn: truly …   English dictionary

  • verily — adverb Etymology: Middle English verraily, from verray very Date: 14th century 1. in truth ; certainly 2. truly, confidently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verily — /ver euh lee/, adv. in truth; really; indeed. [1250 1300; ME; see VERY, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • verily — adverb /ˈvɛɹ.əl.i,ˈvɛɹ.ɪ.li/ a) truly, doubtlessly, in truth b) confidently, certainly Syn: soothly, truly …   Wiktionary

  • verily — Synonyms and related words: actually, assuredly, certainly, clearly, decidedly, demonstrably, factually, for a certainty, for real, forsooth, historically, in all conscience, in fact, in reality, in truth, in very sooth, indeed, indeedy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • verily — [ verɪlɪ] (L) the police verilyied that she had an airtight alibi …   Combinatory dictionary

  • verily — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in very truth, truly, certainly, unquestionably, undoubtedly, without question, in fact, beyond doubt; see also surely . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) adv. truly, in truth, certainly. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb… …   English dictionary for students

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