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ˈvɛr ə liver·i·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verilyadverb

    in truth; certainly

    "I verily think so"; "trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed"- Ps 37:3


  1. verilyadverb

    truly, doubtlessly, in truth

  2. verilyadverb

    confidently, certainly

  3. Etymology: From verraily, from verray + -ly. More at very, -ly.


  1. Verily

    Verily Life Sciences, also known as Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), is Alphabet Inc.'s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences. The organization was formerly a division of Google X, until August 10, 2015, when Sergey Brin announced that the organization would become an independent subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. This restructuring process was completed on October 2, 2015. On December 7, 2015, Google Life Sciences was renamed Verily.


  1. verily

    Verily is an archaic or literary term meaning 'truly', 'certainly', or 'indeed'. It is often used for emphasis or to affirm a statement or belief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verilyadverb

    in very truth; beyond doubt or question; in fact; certainly

  2. Etymology: [From Very.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verily

    ver′i-li, adv. truly: certainly: really.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of verily in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Open still remains a free life for great souls. Verily, he who possesses little is so much the less possessed: blessed be moderate poverty!

  2. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

    For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

  3. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music, verily, is the mediator between intellectual and sensuous life... the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

  4. Prophet Muhammad, Muslim:

    Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.

  5. John Kenneth Galbraith, Guardian (London, 28 July 1989):

    In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.

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  • sandeligDanish
  • natürlich, sicher, gewiss, wahrlichGerman
  • vere, certeEsperanto
  • sin duda alguna, de veras, realmente, por supuesto, verdaderamente, de cierto, de verdad, ciertamenteSpanish
  • همانا, هراینه, به‌راستی, حقیقتاًPersian
  • varmastiFinnish
  • véritablement, indubitablement, absolument, sans le moindre doute, certainement, assurément, vraiment, sans aucun douteFrench
  • davvero, certamente, veramenteItalian
  • אההHebrew
  • sikkert, sannelig, visseligNorwegian
  • zaiste, doprawdy, zaprawdęPolish
  • verdadeiramentePortuguese
  • истинно, уверенноRussian
  • 众志成城Chinese

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