yours truly


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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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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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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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Have a look at yours truly on Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love this Sunday on MTV at 10pm
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I'll even throw in a nude picture of yours truly, if you like.
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Speakers will be drawn from a sguad of former players including Ian Muir, Johnny Morrisey, Shaun Garnett, John Aldridge and Pat Nevin, with yours truly as compere.
And yours truly will also be on hand to answer queries and give extra tips to anyone interested.
I see Charlie believes Gary McAllister, Tommy Burns and yours truly would be the international dream team.
The five old fogies with skelfs in their butts that day were Steven Ferguson, Paul Ritchie, Craig Winters, Alex Burns and yours truly.
And nobody is more surprised at this discovery than yours truly.
So, as you should have guessed, there were eight races but just one winning favourite, and an 80-mile drive home before yours truly could have a bottle of beer
In this case, I'd like to share some reactions I had to a singular honor that this magazine and yours truly received not long ago (from whom, I'll tell in a moment).
Barry Orr, Simon Hunt, Rodi Greene, Paddy Power and yours truly failed to hit the target but thanks go to Kate Miller, Simon Clare and Tom Malone, who came up trumps.
When the Dodgers lost the first two games of the Rockies series, it meant they had lost seven consecutive games that yours truly attended.