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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. a true statement; " he told the truth"; " he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
  4. a fact that has been verified; " at last he knew the truth"; " the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
  5. Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
  6. Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
  7. The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
  8. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
  9. 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.
  10. To assert as true; to declare.
  11. The quality or being true; as: - ( a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
  12. 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.
  13. That which is true; conformity to fact; fidelity; veracity; a true statement; established principle.
  14. The state of being true.
  15. That which is true.
  16. A fact; reality.
  17. Veracity; fidelity; constancy.
  18. 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.
  19. Conformity to fact or reality; purity from falsehood; honesty; sincerity; fidelity.
  20. 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. " We speak truth, nothing but truth. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. They felt the truth of what he said. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  3. But it was an awful story, make the best of it, and the truth had to be told. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  4. Tell us the truth. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  5. I believe you've told me the truth. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. It's the Lord's truth. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  7. Perhaps there was no truth in it after all. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  8. Can't we tell the truth? – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  9. Will you tell me the truth? – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. I will get at the truth. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  11. 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
  12. Ah, well, what was the truth about it- who can tell now? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. In truth, Silverbridge, I have never loved you." – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. I asked for truth, and I got it. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  15. Because then the truth is a part of you! – Esther by Henry Adams
  16. I am sure you know- now- that what I say has truth in it. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. Then it is the truth? – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. But there was no truth in it, was there? – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  19. " Tell him the truth. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
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