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Definitions of truth

  1. the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value; " he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; " the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
  2. United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women ( 1797- 1883)
  3. conformity to reality or actuality; " they debated the truth of the proposition"; " the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; " he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; " he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"
  4. a true statement; " he told the truth"; " he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
  5. a fact that has been verified; " at last he knew the truth"; " the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
  6. Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
  7. Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
  8. The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
  9. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
  10. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals.
  11. Righteousness; true religion.
  12. To assert as true; to declare.
  13. The quality or being true; as: - ( a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
  14. The quality of being according to fact; correctness; accuracy or exactness; something real and actual; a fact; a general statement of something proved to be always the case; faithfulness; loyalty; sincerity; a moral, religious, or scientific principle.
  15. That which is true or according to the facts of the case: agreement with reality: true state of things, or facts: practice of speaking or disposition to speak the truth: fidelity: a true statement: an established principle: in the fine arts, a faithful adherence to nature.
  16. That which is true; conformity to fact; fidelity; veracity; a true statement; established principle.
  17. The state of being true.
  18. That which is true.
  19. A fact; reality.
  20. Veracity; fidelity; constancy.
  21. Conformity to fact or reality; true state of facts or things; conformity of words to thoughts; veracity; fidelity; constancy; honesty; virtue; a real fact; sincerity. In truth, in reality; in fact. Of a truth, in reality; certainly.
  22. Conformity to fact or reality; purity from falsehood; honesty; sincerity; fidelity.
  23. Conformity to fact or reality; purity from falsehood; fidelity; it is true- as, " she said, truth, Lord".
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Usage examples for truth

  1. I believe you've told me the truth – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Tell us the truth – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  3. I am sure you know- now- that what I say has truth in it. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. But there was no truth in it, was there? – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  5. Can't we tell the truth – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  6. Because then the truth is a part of you! – Esther by Henry Adams
  7. " We speak truth nothing but truth – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Perhaps there was no truth in it after all. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. In truth Silverbridge, I have never loved you." – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  10. Then it is the truth – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  11. How tell her the truth – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  12. Ah, well, what was the truth about it- who can tell now? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. I will get at the truth – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  14. " Tell him the truth – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. Will you tell me the truth – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. They felt the truth of what he said. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  17. Oh, yes; I know him well enough; and to tell the truth I do not think very well of him. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. It's the Lord's truth – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  19. But it was an awful story, make the best of it, and the truth had to be told. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. I asked for truth and I got it. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
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