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yours truly

 
1. a closing phrase at the end of a letter, just before the signature. Yours truly, Tom Jones. Best wishes from yours truly, Bill Smith.
2. oneself; I; me. There's nobody here right now but yours truly. Everyone else got up and left the table leaving yours truly to pay the bill.
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well and truly

completely Most Australians would say that Australia has been well and truly independent since the beginning of the 20th century.
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yours truly

me Even though he never graduated from high school, his business ability rivaled anyone's, yours truly included. Some folks, such as yours truly, can't resist a clever pun or play on words.
Usage notes: usually used as a humorous way of referring to yourself
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well and truly

completely Many people remained in their hiding places until they were sure the war was well and truly over.
See be all very well, leave well alone, leave well alone
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yours truly

1. A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed "Yours truly, Mary Smith." [Late 1700s]
2. I, me, myself, as in Jane sends her love, as does yours truly. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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yours truly

n. me, the speaker or writer. If it was up to yours truly, there wouldn’t be any such problem.
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yours truly

I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly" (Robert A. Spivey).
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yours truly

I. For whatever reason of modesty (or false modesty) that prevented speakers or writers from using the first-person singular pronoun “I,” the “yours truly” convention was established. It came from the standard letter closing. It sounded mannered when it was first used in the 19th century and even more so now. Other equally stilted circumlocutions for “I” or “me” used in writing are “your reporter” (still found in alumni class notes) and “your correspondent.”
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Written, photographed and designed by Sharon Pieniak, Truly Napa Valley shares experiences new to even some locals.
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The new Ford management team needs to take the dramatic steps to assure that they will be a truly global player and leverage their global resources to the best of their ability.
Second, widespread adoption of truly fixed-cost contracts would enhance industry competition, and hence performance, even without the introduction of intermediaries.
To truly restore civility at City Hall, starting meetings on time is just the first step.
In the season's other productions, the dancers seemed confined to lofty subject matter, but in The Bright Stream they were truly young, truly playful.
We truly thank you for caring and acting as the "Voice for Military Families.
There is very little creative, truly "out-of-box thinking" in health care.
With only one bar, one cabaret performer, and no gambling, the Sea Spirit offered a quieter: slower-paced, and truly more intimate experience than other gay cruises I've gone on.
Is the chair truly a metaphysical source of artistic power?
April marks the launch of Almay's new Truly Lasting Color ( the first moisture-rich, 12 hour lip colour that loves your lips
He added, "Mississippi is struggling to fund its Medicaid program to help truly needy citizens.
Major gift donors are truly stakeholders in organizations in which they invest.