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Usage examples for veracious

  1. Nothing of the sort is the case here: Thomas of Celano is so veracious and so exact, that though holding the stigmata to be miraculous, he gives us all the elements necessary for explaining them in a diametrically opposite manner. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  2. Their honor, their righteousness, their purity are veracious, though their social state is magnified beyond any post- revolutionary experience. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. In those veracious documents, the bulletins, the French loss was made 500 killed, and 1000 wounded, and the enemy's more than 15, 000. Our bulletins may form curious materials for history; but their value certainly will not depend on the credit due to their details. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. But is this distaste a veracious instinct? – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  5. Fish, flesh, and fowl, and substances that were neither, have been picked up by veracious people after a storm. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  6. But that friend is of sufficient importance to this veracious history to deserve a paragraph to himself. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  7. Frederick himself is a pretty little man to me, veracious, courageous, invincible in his small sphere; but he does not rise into the empyrean regions, or kindle my heart round him at all; and his history, upon which there are wagon- loads of dull bad books, is the most dislocated, unmanageably incoherent, altogether dusty, barren and beggarly production of the modern Muses as given hitherto. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. In the same journal appeared the no less important intelligence, which explains, while it completes this veracious chronicle:- " It is rumored that a marriage is shortly to take place between the hero of the late treasure discovery and a young lady of Red Chief, whose devoted aid and assistance to this important work is well known to this community." – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  9. On hearing this incredible and yet veracious story Tartarin of Tarascon was delighted, and sniffed the air noisily. – Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet
  10. Barbara Curll had her cue, namely, to occupy Sir Ralf so as to leave the young people to themselves, so she drew him off to tell him in confidence a long and not particularly veracious story of the objections of the Talbots to Antony Babington; whilst her husband engaged the attention of Mr. Somer, and there was a space in which, as Antony took back the watch, he was able to inquire " Was the egg- shell opened?" – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. This veracious and touching biography will show you how dangerous to public health is reliable war news, and convince you that the Secretary's order to the press is only a proper insanitary measure. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  12. Mandeville has become proverbial for indulging in a traveler's exaggerations; yet his accounts of the countries which he visited have been found far more veracious than had been imagined. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  13. The veracious writer considers the pros of the 'glorious climate' of California, and then she gives the cons. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  14. If this were not a veracious history, don't you see that it would have been easy to send our Virginian on a more glorious campaign? – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. The mother of the young gentleman also was exceedingly desirous of satisfying herself upon this one point, not feeling quite as sure as the veracious " Mrs. Grundy." – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
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