Definition of truely
1. truly [ r ] in accordance with truth or fact or reality
Examples: "she was now truly American" "a genuinely open society" "they don't really listen to us"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
If , in Larkin 's eyes , they are nothing but Piccadilly farmers , he has as much to learn about them as they have to learn about the ways of truly rural living .
It is truly odd and ironic that the most handsome and impressive film yet made from Miguel_de_Cervantes ' `` Don_Quixote '' is the brilliant Russian spectacle , done in wide_screen and color , which opened yesterday at the Fifty-fifth_Street and Sixty-eighth_Street_Playhouses .
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
In the absence of a truly adequate conceptuality in which the gospel can be expressed , the unavoidable need to demythologize it makes use of whatever resources are at_hand - and this usually means one or another of the various forms of `` folk religion '' current in the situation .
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Here is truly a `` Great Recording of the Century '' , and its greatness is by_no_means diminished by the fact that it is not quite perfect .
Because of this , only those with truly fine equipment will be able to appreciate the exact degree of the engineers ' triumph .Synonyms really truly genuinely Related Terms true actual actual actual
2. truly [ r ] by right
Examples: "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"
3. truly [ r ] with sincerity; without pretense
Examples: "she praised him sincerely for his victory" "was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher" "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"
4. truly [ r ] (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"
Examples: "really, you shouldn't have done it" "a truly awful book" (`forsooth' is archaic and now usually used to express disbelief)
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