Usage examples for veracious

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The worthy man explained that the Koran declares that no True Believer might take Jew or Christian to be his friend, that the Veracious Book also assures the Faithful that Jews will be turned to pigs or monkeys for their unbelief, and that the metamorphosis will be painful. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Interested as I am in presenting her favourably to the reader I am yet obliged as a veracious historian to admit that she believed him as " bright" as her father had originally pronounced him and as any young man she was likely to meet. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  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. 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
  11. " You are able to judge quite as well as I." Rowland blushed; he desired to justify himself in the most veracious manner. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. But is this distaste a veracious instinct? – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  13. 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
  14. The echoes of their commentary reached Rowland's ears; but he had little taste for random gossip, and desired a distinctly veracious informant. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  15. 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
  16. The newspapers contain accounts more or less veracious respecting fights outside the forts, in which great numbers of Prussians have been killed. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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