Definition of verily in English:

verily

adverb

archaic
  • Truly; certainly.

    ‘I verily believed myself to be a free woman’
    • ‘Truth must you tell, he says, for truth is God, and verily, it is the only God I know.’
    • ‘It says, ‘I hereby declare under penalty of election falsification, that the statements above are true as I verily believe.’’
    • ‘This is, I verily believe it, the worst used labouring people upon the face of the earth.’
    • ‘I verily believe the HIAB loader lost power since the crane/arm fell down dropping the scaffolding boards.’
    • ‘Some may be prepared to swear to an affidavit and say they were told and verily believe that this was so.’

Origin

Middle English: from very + -ly, suggested by Old French verrai(e)ment.

Pronunciation

verily

/ˈverəlē/