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Sep 17, 2014
This week's theme
Adverbs

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verily
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verily

PRONUNCIATION:
(VER-uh-lee)

MEANING:
adverb: In truth, indeed, truly, certainly.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English verraily, from verrai/verray (very), from Old French verai (true), from vulgar Latin veracus, from Latin verax (truthful). Earliest documented use: 1303.

USAGE:
"An orchard of pistachio trees verily swarmed with a variety of birds."
Shula Kopf; Mad About the Bird; The Jerusalem Report (Israel); Jun 16, 2014.

See more usage examples of verily in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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