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- adv. Truly, verily
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In truth; truly; really; verily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a truthful manner; with truth.
- In truth; as a matter of fact; indeed.
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“Speakest thou soothly or dost thou but jest with me?”
Now al-Nábighah al-Zubyání106 was present, and he said, Talib hath spoken soothly as is proven by the saying of the All-wise, the Primæval One,
But as diligent as thou mayst be, thou hast but one pair of hands, wonderful soothly, and yet but one pair.
Yet soothly were I liefer that my body and my skin should pay the forfeit.
And soothly, leeve brother, this is al. Heere in this prisoun moote we endure,
CERTES, said Gawaine, soothly have ye said, that I see it openly.
Mickle wrack was it soothly for the friend of the Scyldings, 170
Beanstan's son, for thee soothly he brought it about.
Grendel's mother: and soothly was minish'd the terror
Another house soothly had erewhile been dighted 1300