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English definition of “truly”


adverb (REALLY)    /ˈtruː.li/
really existing ; in fact : These will be the first truly democratic elections in the country's history . It's hard to obtain truly independent financial advice . This is a desperate situation which requires a truly radical solution .True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of truly adverb (REALLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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