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very (adj.) 1[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 2true, real, genuine
very (adj.) 3mere, alone
very (adj.) 4proper, correct, appropriate
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Cym II.iv.9 [Philario to Posthumus] Your very goodness, and your company, / O'erpays all I can do
3H6 V.iii.12 [George to Edward, of the foreign army] Thy very beams will dry those vapours up
TC III.iii.131 [Ulysses to Achilles, of Ajax] Now shall we see tomorrow - / An act that very chance doth throw upon him