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truly - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'truly' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Truly [ adv.]
- In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.
- 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.
- In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.

Meaning of 'truly' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . truly [ r]
Meaning (1):
- in accordance with truth or fact or reality
Example in sentence:
  • a genuinely open society;
  • she was now truly American;
  • they don't really listen to us
Meaning (2):
- in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
Example in sentence:
  • a truly awful book;
  • in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire;
  • really, you shouldn't have done it
Meaning (3):
- by right
Example in sentence:
  • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime
Meaning (4):
- with sincerity; without pretense
Example in sentence:
  • she praised him sincerely for his victory;
  • was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher;
  • we are truly sorry for the inconvenience