adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
- she was now truly American
- a genuinely open society
- they don't really listen to us
adverb by right
- baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime
adverb with sincerity; without pretense
- she praised him sincerely for his victory
- was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher
- we are truly sorry for the inconvenience
adverb in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
in truth; really.
- in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire
- really, you shouldn't have done it
- a truly awful book
- In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.
I can not truly say how I came here.
- Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
- Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
- Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.
His innocent babe [is] truly begotten.
- In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.
Beauty is excelled by manly grace
And wisdom, which alone is truly fair.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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