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"truly" in British English

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trulyadverb

uk   /ˈtruː.li/  us   /ˈtruː.li/
  • truly adverb (EMPHASIZING TRUTH)

B2 used to ​emphasize that what you are saying is ​true: At this ​time of ​year the ​river is a truly ​beautifulsight. She was a truly ​greatactress. This is a truly ​remarkableachievement. It was a truly ​terrifyingexperience.

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  • truly adverb (SINCERELY)

C1 formal sincerely: Truly, I could not have done this without you. He truly believes he can ​cure himself by ​willpoweralone.
Yours truly formal mainly US
used to end a ​letter: I ​lookforward to ​hearing from you. Yours truly, Taylor Champinski.

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(Definition of truly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"truly" in American English

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trulyadverb

 us   /ˈtru·li/
  • truly adverb (CERTAINLY)

without a ​doubt; ​certainly: The ​area is truly ​beautiful.
  • truly adverb (ACTUALLY)

actually; ​correctly; in ​reality: Can it be truly said that he ​represents all the ​people of his ​country?
  • truly adverb (EXACTLY)

in an ​exact way: Tomatoes aren’t truly ​vegetables – they’re ​fruit.
  • truly adverb (SINCERELY)

sincerely: I’m truly ​sorry about the ​accident.
Truly is sometimes used at the end of a ​letterinstead of ​sincerely: Yours truly, Anne Very truly yours, Joseph Logan
(Definition of truly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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