One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Truly; certainly.sentence adverb ‘verily these men are mad’
definitely, certainly, unquestionably, undoubtedly, positively, without doubt, without a doubt, beyond any doubt, beyond doubt, beyond question, unmistakably, indubitably, undeniably, beyond the shadow of a doubt, surely, assuredlyView synonyms
- ‘This is, I verily believe it, the worst used labouring people upon the face of the earth.’
- ‘It says, ‘I hereby declare under penalty of election falsification, that the statements above are true as I verily believe.’’
- ‘Truth must you tell, he says, for truth is God, and verily, it is the only God I know.’
- ‘Some may be prepared to swear to an affidavit and say they were told and verily believe that this was so.’
- ‘I verily believe the HIAB loader lost power since the crane/arm fell down dropping the scaffolding boards.’
Middle English: from very + -ly, suggested by Old French verrai(e)ment.
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