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adverb     honestly pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    in a way that is honest and moral

    She was trying to do her job honestly and fairly.

  2. 2
    spoken used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true, especially when talking about yourself

    I honestly can’t remember.

    Honestly, I’ll be fine now.

  3. 3
    spoken used for expressing slight anger at someone

    Oh honestly, now look what he’s done!



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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