from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In truth; in fact.
  • adv. With confidence; assuredly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. truly, doubtlessly, in truth
  • adv. confidently, certainly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In very truth; beyond doubt or question; in fact; certainly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In truth; in very truth or deed; beyond doubt or question; certainly.
  • Really; truly; in sincere earnestness; with conviction and confidence: as, he verily believes the woman's story.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in truth; certainly


Middle English verraily, from verrai, true; see very.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English verraily, from verray ("true, very") + -ly. More at very, -ly. (Wiktionary)



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