|áll vèry wéll [fíne]||Vèry fíne!|
|Vèry góod.||Vèry wéll.|
|The (véry) idéa (of it)!|
very [the most suitable]
出典:『Wiktionary』 (2015/04/12 03:53 UTC 版)
From Middle English verray, verrai (“true”), from Old French verai (“true”) (Modern French: vrai), from assumed Vulgar Latin *vērācus, alteration of Latin vērāx (“truthful”), from Latin vērus (“true”), from Proto-Indo-European *wēr- (“true, benevolent”). Cognate with 古期英語 wǣr (“true, correct”), Dutch waar (“true”), German wahr (“true”), Icelandic alvöru (“earnest”). Displaced native Middle English sore, sār (“very”) (from 古期英語 sār (“grievous, extreme”) (Compare German: sehr, Dutch: zeer), Middle English wel (“very”) (from 古期英語 wel (“well, very”)), and Middle English swith (“quickly; very”) (from 古期英語 swīþe (“very”). More at warlock.
- True, real, actual.
- Bible, Genesis xxvii. 21
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, chapter III:
- Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, New York Times:
- The country’s first black president, and its first president to reach adulthood after the Vietnam War and Watergate, Mr. Obama seemed like a digital-age leader who could at last dislodge the stalemate between those who clung to the government of the Great Society, on the one hand, and those who disdained the very idea of government, on the other.
- The same; identical.
- He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met. That's the very tool that I need.
- 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
- Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust. Looking back, I recollect she had very beautiful brown eyes.
- With limiting effect: mere.
- To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
- You’re very tall.
- 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter II:
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- True, truly.
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怪々 - EDR日英対訳辞書
a very tall person
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It is very hot.
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