- 1used to emphasize that you are talking about a particular thing or person and not about another synonym actual Those were her very words. He might be phoning her at this very moment. That's the very thingI need.
- 2 used to emphasize an extreme place or time It happens at the very beginning of the book. We stayed till the very end of the party.
- 3 used to emphasize a noun synonym mere The very thought of a drink made him feel sick. “I can't do that!” she gasped, shocked at the very idea. Idioms
NAmE//ˈvɛri//[only before noun]
in someone's presence; in front of someone He had seen his life's work destroyed before his very eyes.
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