[ UK /tɹˈuːli/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹuɫi/ ]
  1. with sincerity; without pretense
    was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher
    we are truly sorry for the inconvenience
    she praised him sincerely for his victory
  2. in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
    in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire
    a truly awful book
    really, you shouldn't have done it
  3. in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    a genuinely open society
    they don't really listen to us
    she was now truly American
  4. by right
    baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime
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How To Use truly In A Sentence

  • A heart will not be hurt for pursuing a dream, when you truly want something, all the universe conspires to help you complete the.
  • The truly poignant moments were those that followed. Times, Sunday Times
  • You have truly surpassed yourself in all manner of possible ways!
  • We truly are much more team oriented and friendlike to our children than parents have tended to be in the past, in large part because we too identify with many of the peer and academic pressures that kids now face. Childhood Unbound
  • The relationship between a woman and her clinician should be built on trust, and the benefits and the risks of a procedure such as an episiotomy must be openly discussed to ensure truly informed consent.
  • The Christmas penny jar will buy more food and drink than we could possibly consume over the holiday and there aren't any goodies I truly fancy finding in my stocking.
  • But the settlements prevailed, delusory shortcuts to a palpable proof that the Jewish people were truly blessed by God. The Chosen Peoples
  • Christ's central idea was that a truly Christly life is a richer and more abundant life than what "those who are in darkness" are experiencing. Rob Asghar: How Gandhi-Hating Kills Christianity
  • Yes, it means a re-think of the way we give, but it promises to truly lift up lives in these hard times and bring us back to the true definition of the word 'philanthropy,' which literally means "the love of humanity. Melanie Lundquist: Time to Change the Way We Give
  • Truly, Ranald, my trusty friend," said Dalgetty, "I will not deny that the case may be soon my own; for I am so forfoughen (being, as A Legend of Montrose
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