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Main Entry: 1very
Pronunciation: primarystressver-emacron
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): ver·i·er; -est
Etymology: Middle English verray, verry "true, real," from early French verai (same meaning), derived from Latin verus "true" --related to VERDICT, VERIFY
1 : being actual or real
2 a : 2EXACT 1, precise <the very heart of the city> b : exactly suitable or necessary <the very thing for the purpose>
3 : 2MERE, BARE <the very thought terrified them>
4 : exactly the same <the very one I saw yesterday>

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