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 Dictionary entry overview: What does verily mean? 

VERILY (adverb)
  The adverb VERILY has 2 senses:

1. truly or confidentially
2. in truth; beyond doubt or question

  Familiarity information: VERILY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VERILY (adverb)

Sense 1verily [BACK TO TOP]


Truly or confidentially

Context example:

I verily think so

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)

Sense 2verily [BACK TO TOP]


In truth; beyond doubt or question

Context example:

trust in the Lord...and verily thou shalt be fed

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