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Definition of "truly" []

  • Sincerely; genuinely: We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. (adverb)
  • Truthfully; accurately: reported the matter truly. (adverb)
  • Indeed: truly ugly. (adverb)
  • Properly: not truly civilized. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "truly" in a sentence
  • ""Among those who are truly wise," she said, her voice giving emphasis to the word _truly_."
  • "Not that her expression truly mattered, for she changed it as she changed hats, selecting them to augment whatever aura she wished to project."
  • "I am so sorry to learn that the old John McCain truly is gone forever."