very

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Very \Ver"y\ (v[e^]r"[y^]), adjective [Compar. {Verier} (v[e^]r"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Veriest}.] [OE. verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL. veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin to OHG. & OS. w[=a]r, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally, that is or exists, and akin to E. was. Cf. {Aver}, verb (used with an object), {Veracious}, {Verdict}, {Verity}.] True; real; actual; veritable.

Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. --Gen. xxvii. 21.

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. --Prov. xvii. 9.

The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness. --Milton.

I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice. --Burke.

Note: Very is sometimes used to make the word with which it is connected emphatic, and may then be paraphrased by same, self-same, itself, and the like. "The very hand, the very words." --Shak. "The very rats instinctively have quit it." --Shak. "Yea, there where very desolation dwells." --Milton. Very is used occasionally in the comparative degree, and more frequently in the superlative. "Was not my lord the verier wag of the two?" --Shak. "The veriest hermit in the nation." --Pope. "He had spoken the very truth, and transformed it into the veriest falsehood." --Hawthorne.

{Very Reverend}. See the Note under {Reverend}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Very \Ver"y\ (v[e^]r"[y^]), adverb In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt. Very's night signals

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

very

adverb

1: used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: {very}, {really}, {real}, {rattling}]

2: precisely so; "on the very next page"; "he expected the very opposite"

adjective

1: precisely as stated; "the very center of town"

2: being the exact same one; not any other:; "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see" [syn: {identical}, {selfsame(a)}, {very(a)}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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