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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Truly  \Tru"ly\,  adv  [From  {True}.] 
  1.  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  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Exactly;  justly;  precisely;  accurately;  as  to  estimate 
  truly  the  weight  of  evidence. 
 
  3.  Sincerely;  honestly;  really;  faithfully;  as  to  be  truly 
  attached  to  a  lover;  the  citizens  are  truly  loyal  to  their 
  prince  or  their  country.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  Conformably  to  law;  legally;  legitimately. 
 
  His  innocent  babe  [is]  truly  begotten.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  In  fact  in  deed;  in  reality;  in  truth. 
 
  Beauty  is  excelled  by  manly  grace  And  wisdom,  which 
  alone  is  truly  fair.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  truly 
  adv  1:  in  accordance  with  truth  or  fact  or  reality;  "she  was  now 
  truly  American";  "a  genuinely  open  society";  "they 
  don't  really  listen  to  us"  [syn:  {genuinely},  {really}] 
  2:  by  right  "baseball  rightfully  is  the  nation's  pastime" 
  [syn:  {rightfully}] 
  3:  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"  [syn: 
  {sincerely},  {unfeignedly}]  [ant:  {insincerely}] 
  4:  (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";  (`forsooth'  is  archaic  and  now  usually  used  to 
  express  disbelief)  [syn:  {in  truth},  {really},  {forsooth}] 




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