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Definitions for truly
ˈtru litru·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word truly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. truly, genuinely, reallyadverb

    in accordance with truth or fact or reality

    "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us"

  2. rightfully, trulyadverb

    by right

    "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"

  3. sincerely, unfeignedly, trulyadverb

    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"

  4. in truth, really, trulyadverb

    in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)

    "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book"

Wiktionary

  1. trulyadverb

    In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.

  2. trulyadverb

    Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.

  3. trulyadverb

    Very.

    You are truly silly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trulyadverb

    Etymology: from true.

    They thought they might do it, not only willingly, because they loved him; and truly, because such indeed was the mind of the people; but safely, because she who ruled the king was agreed thereto. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    No untruth can avail the patron long; for things most truly are most behoovefully spoken. Richard Hooker.

    Wisdom alone is truly fair. John Milton.

    Right reason is nothing else but the mind of man judging of things truly, and as they are in themselves. South.

    I have not undertaken it out of any wanton pleasure in mine own pen; nor truly without often pondering with myself beforehand what censures I might incur. Henry Wotton.

Wikipedia

  1. Truly

    Truly is an American rock band formed in the wake of the grunge era. It featured singer-guitarist Robert Roth, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and drummer Mark Pickerel. Yamamoto and Pickerel were founding members respectively of Soundgarden and Screaming Trees. While not a commercially successful group like some of their Seattle contemporaries, the band lasted a decade with two studio albums to their name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trulyadverb

    in a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented

  2. Trulyadverb

    exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence

  3. Trulyadverb

    sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country

  4. Trulyadverb

    conformably to law; legally; legitimately

  5. Trulyadverb

    in fact; in deed; in reality; in truth

Freebase

  1. Truly

    Truly was an American rock band formed in the wake of the grunge era. It featured singer-guitarist Robert Roth, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and drummer Mark Pickerel. Yamamoto and Pickerel were founding members respectively of Soundgarden and Screaming Trees. While not a commercially successful group like some of their Seattle contemporaries, the band lasted a decade with two studio albums to their name.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3163

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3078

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Adverbs Frequency: #236

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of truly in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown:

    Unlike human beings, computers possess the truly profound stupidity of the inanimate.

  2. Richard Alley:

    Clearly, the sea level rise from melting ice 12,000 years ago also affected people, but those people were much more widely spread out, and they didn't have parking garages and integrated modern water systems serving millions of people, these results say that human decisions about our energy systems are truly important in deciding how much sea level rise we face from melting of Greenland's ice.

  3. Sanita Belgrave:

    You can never truly appreciate all the sounds of nature until you close your eyes. Similarly, never be afraid to close one door, so you can hear your dreams calling.

  4. Danry Vasquez:

    I’ve truly changed. I’m engaging in activities that have helped me change. I’ve matured as a person and I know what I did, or at least what was seen, which shouldn’t be seen as an example or anything that can be amended.

  5. Read MoreSchumer:

    In Read MoreSchumer 86 years, Dick truly led a remarkable life. Read MoreSchumer was a force of nature, gifted with a winning smile, and keen intellect that Read MoreSchumer applied to the benefit of California, America and even international causes, including the American Himalayan Foundation because Read MoreSchumer cared so much about those folks.

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