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Related to truly: 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.
well and truly
completely Most Australians would say that Australia has been well and truly independent since the beginning of the 20th century.
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
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
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]
n. me, the speaker or writer. If it was up to yours truly, there wouldn’t be any such problem.
I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly" (Robert A. Spivey).
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.”