adverb Date: before 12th century archaic in truth ; truly

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  • Soothly — Sooth ly, adv. In truth; truly; really; verily. [Obs.] Soothly for to say. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soothly — thlē adverb Etymology: Middle English sothly, soothly, from Old English sothlīce, from sothlīc, adjective, true, truthful, from sōth true + līc ly more at sooth archaic : in truth : truly …   Useful english dictionary

  • soothly — See sooth. * * * …   Universalium

  • soothly — adverb Truly, verily …   Wiktionary

  • soothly — in truth; truly Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • soothly — adv. Ps. xxxvi. 33 …   Oldest English Words

  • soothly — sooth·ly …   English syllables

  • sooth — soothly, adv. /soohth/, Archaic. n. 1. truth, reality, or fact. adj. 2. soothing, soft, or sweet. 3. true or real. [bef. 900; ME; OE soth; c. OS soth, ON sannr, Goth sunjis true, Skt sat, sant true, real; akin to IS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Likeness — Like ness, n. [AS. gel[=i]cnes.] 1. The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable. [1913 Webster] 2. Appearance or form; guise. [1913 Webster] An enemy in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soothfast — Sooth fast , adv. Soothly; really; in fact. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I care not if the pomps you show Be what they soothfast appear. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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