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truth Idioms & Phrases


gospel truth

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel.
    • his word was gospel
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Half truth

  • a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth. Mrs. Browning.
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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
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home truth

  • noun an important truth that is unpleasant to acknowledge (as about yourself)
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In truth

  • adverb in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
    truly; really.
    • in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire
    • really, you shouldn't have done it
    • a truly awful book
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  • in reality; in fact.
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moment of truth

  • noun the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
  • noun a crucial moment on which much depends
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Of a truth

  • in reality; certainly.
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self-evident truth

  • noun an assumption that is basic to an argument
    basic assumption; constatation.
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sojourner truth

  • 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)
    Truth.
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supreme truth

  • noun a terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity
    Aum; Aum Shinrikyo.
    • in 1995 Aum members released deadly sarin gas on a Tokyo subway train
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To do truth

  • to practice what God commands.
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truth drug

  • noun an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely
    truth drug.
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truth quark

  • noun a hypothetical quark with a charge of +2/3 and a mass more than 100,000 times that of an electron
    top quark.
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truth serum

  • noun an intravenous anesthetic drug that has a hypnotic effect; induces relaxation and weakens inhibitions; is believed to induce people to talk freely
    truth drug.
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truth-lover

Truth"-lov`er noun
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  1. One who loves the truth.
    Truth-lover was our English Duke. Tennyson.
Webster 1913

truth-teller

Truth"-tell`er noun
Definitions
  1. One who tells the truth.
    Truth-teller was our England's Alfred named. Tennyson.
Webster 1913