truly

Definitions

  • "We were driven away from that truly hospitable house."
    "We were driven away from that truly hospitable house."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv truly in accordance with truth or fact or reality "she was now truly American","a genuinely open society","they don't really listen to us"
    • adv truly 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"
    • adv truly by right "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"
    • adv truly 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The morning was truly Venetian, soft and fair as a dream The morning was truly Venetian, soft and fair as a dream

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lions are the only truly social cat species, and usually every female in a pride, ranging from 5 to 30 individuals, is closely related.
    • Truly Conformably to law; legally; legitimately. "His innocent babe [is truly begotten."
    • Truly Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
    • Truly In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented. "I can not truly say how I came here."
    • Truly In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth. "Beauty is excelled by manly grace
      And wisdom, which alone is truly fair."
    • Truly Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only two in one thousand diamonds are considered truly colorless.
    • truly In a true manner; in accordance with truth. In accordance or agreement with fact.
    • truly With truth; truthfully; rightly.
    • truly Exactly; accurately; precisely; correctly; unerringly; unmistakably; justly.
    • truly Naturally; with truth to nature.
    • truly Sincerely; faithfully; loyally; constantly; honestly.
    • truly Certainly; surely.
    • truly Verily.
    • truly According to law; legitimately.
    • truly In deed; in truth; in reality; in fact: often used emphatically, sometimes expletively.
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Quotations

  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.”
  • Robert Cialdini
    Robert Cialdini
    “Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The heart that truly loves never forgets.”
  • Roy Thompson
    Roy Thompson
    “What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “They're only truly great who are truly good.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From True

Usage

In literature:

Truly does Piso say, the streets of the Coelian ran blood.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Truly, his Highness had calculated well.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Truly I began early in the business!
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
And truly the mother's heart now thirsted for that flood.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Truly blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
No, the voice was very beautiful, but it was not truly Roman.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
It was a dismal outlook truly, and especially on such a cold night.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
Truly the "saint" was a most remarkable personality.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
Truly, the ways of Providence are inscrutable.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
And then a truly dreadful thought intruded itself.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
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In poetry:

"Truly no bitter fate," they said, and smiled,
"Awaits the beauty of this captured child!"
Then something in my heart began to sing,
And secretly I longed to see the King.
"Zira: In Captivity" by Laurence Hope
No fairer eve e'er blessed a poet's vision;
No softer airs e'er kissed a fevered brow;
No scene more truly could be called Elysian,
Than this which holds my gaze enchanted now.
"Waiting" by Frances Fuller Victor
"Truly it hath been said by one great mind
That God is near us when a child is born,
Giving us thoughts that grow, until we find
Wide space for love, and none for hate and scorn.
"Baby's Hair" by Alexander Anderson
All this we may humbly and truly believe,
For Christ to the Bethany sisters did give
The comforting promise, which all may receive:
"He that believeth, though dead, yet shall live."
"Transition" by Mary Eliza Ireland
Say not he loves me as before, as truly, dearly
As once he did… Oh no! My life
He would destroy, he does destroy - though see I clearly
The trembling of the hand that holds the knife.
"Say Not He Loves Me" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
For grayness is the hue of all
In life that is not lies.
A thousand years of tears are in my heart;
And only in their mystery
Can I be truly wise:
From light and laughter follies only start.
"The Song Of The Homesick Gael" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Sure, these three musicians play loud enough to shatter dental fillings, but their chemistry is truly unique.
Here's what truly stinks regarding Tuesday's edicts issued by the NCAA's 34-page report: Justice was not totally served.
But was Reagan truly Adolf Hitler.
Byrd Truly the Elder Statesman .
Combat doesn't truly evolve, yawner of a story.
This enchanted house truly offers vacationers the life style of the rich and famous.
Seeing the thousands of blooms in the spring, especially around the Azalea Festival, is truly a sight to be seen.
I have truly enjoyed working with everyone each day from 9 to 2 and getting to know all of you.
The only truly effective annual review may be the one Santa conducts on children, and even that rarely influences behavior for more than a month before the holidays.
It will kick off with yours truly with a special appearance and hit the entire city.
In 1988, when the polio eradication movement truly came together with the founding of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there were 350,000 cases in more than 125 countries every year.
I truly believe that it is possible, and more than probable, that polio will be eradicated before the year 2005.
Truly Good Mothers and a Fifties Dad.
Donations will truly keep on giving.
Fishing season truly begins with the annual walleye run up the Maumee River.
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In science:

So the statement of the Proposition is truly in this case also.
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
How to describe theoretically these physical phenomena that are truly random.
Exact solutions to chaotic and stochastic systems
The histogram plot corresponds to what is expected from a sequence of truly random numbers.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The histogram plot corresponds to what is expected from a sequence of truly random numbers.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Consequently, the distance between other vertices is also much smaller than in a truly random tree.
Defining statistical ensembles of random graphs
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