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

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truly
  1. honestly, truthfully
    That is truly all I know.
  2. in actuality, really
    You are truly silly.

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Truly was a band formed in the wake of the grunge era, featuring, former Soundgarden bassist Hiro Yamamoto, one-time Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel and singer Robert Roth. They released two full-length studio albums: "Fast Stories... from Kid Coma" in 1995 and "Feeling You Up" in 1998. They were notable for their dense, bass-heavy sound, despite only being a three-piece, recalling Black Sabbath and Yamamoto's previous band. Despite a fair amount of critical acclaim, they had limited commercial success.
Their final release was "Twilight Curtains" in 2000, a mixture of new and unreleased songs and demos.

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