verily


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ver·i·ly

 (vĕr′ə-lē)
adv.
1. In truth; in fact.
2. With confidence; assuredly.

[Middle English verraily, from verrai, true; see very.]

verily

(ˈvɛrɪlɪ)
adv
(sentence modifier) archaic in truth; truly: verily, thou art a man of God.
[C13: from very + -ly2]

ver•i•ly

(ˈvɛr ə li)

adv. Archaic.
in truth; really; indeed.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.verily - in truth; certainly; "I verily think so"; "trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed"- Ps 37:3
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression

verily

adverb
Translations
sandelig

verily

(o.f.) [ˈverɪlɪ] ADVen verdad
verily I say unto youen verdad os digo ...

verily

adv (obs)wahrlich (obs), → fürwahr (obs); verily I say unto youwahrlich, ich sage euch
References in classic literature ?
And he's much better I verily believe since I said I'd turn over to him the task of finishing the stabilizer.
he who abandons his damsels in the very lists," she cried; "here have we been days, nay, ages, expecting you at our feet, imploring mercy and forgetfulness of your craven backsliding, or I should rather say, backrunning--for verily you fled in the manner that no stricken deer, as our worthy friend the scout would say, could equal
I verily believe she thinks it is the writing which made me sick!
He is a determined and relentless man, with the genuine character of an inquisitor; and had he any object to gain by putting Clifford to the rack, I verily believe that he would wrench his joints from their sockets, in order to accomplish it.
They were allowed, on my representation, to rest from their arduous labours, and soon afterwards -- as if their sole principle of life had been zeal for their country's service -- as I verily believe it was -- withdrew to a better world.
he had much ado to maintain his seat; sometimes slipping on one side, sometimes on another, and sometimes jolted on the high ridge of his horse's backbone, with a violence that he verily feared would cleave him asunder.
Yea, verily, hearts alive, we'd brew choice punch in the spread of his spout-hole there, and from that live punch-bowl quaff the living stuff
such was his disposition, and success at deceiving, I do verily believe that he sometimes deceived himself into the solemn belief, that he was a sincere worshipper of the most high God; and this, too, at a time when he may be said to have been guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery.
Then take my word for it,--I am not a villain: you are not to suppose that--not to attribute to me any such bad eminence; but, owing, I verily believe, rather to circumstances than to my natural bent, I am a trite commonplace sinner, hackneyed in all the poor petty dissipations with which the rich and worthless try to put on life.
I have sustained my own idea of Roderick Random for a month at a stretch, I verily believe.
I verily believe that her not remembering and not minding in the least, made me cry again, inwardly - and that is the sharpest crying of all.
In a word, if a virtuous and self-denied character is dismissed with temporal wealth, greatness, rank, or the indulgence of such a rashly formed or ill assorted passion as that of Rebecca for Ivanhoe, the reader will be apt to say, verily Virtue has had its reward.