Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a fact that has been verified
at last he knew the truth
the truth is that he didn't want to do it
noun conformity to reality or actuality
trueness; the true; verity.
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
noun a true statement
he told the truth
he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it
noun the quality of being near to the true value
he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass
the lawyer questioned the truth of my account
noun 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)
plural Truths Definitions
The quality or being true; as: --
(a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be. (b) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
Plows, to go true, depend much on the
truth of the ironwork.
Mortimer. (c) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
Alas! they had been friends in youth,
But whispering tongues can poison
Coleridge. (d) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
If this will not suffice, it must appear
That malice bears down
Shak. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
Speak ye every man the
truth to his neighbor.
Zech. viii. 16. I long to know the
truth here of at large.
truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material.
Coleridge. 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 Even so our boasting . . . is found a
2 Cor. vii. 14. Righteousness; true religion.
truth came by Jesus Christ.
John i. 17. Sanctify them through thy
truth; thy word is truth.
John xvii. 17. He that doeth truth cometh to the light.
John iii. 21.
To assert as true; to declare. R.
Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven.
Ford. Webster 1913
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