[ noun ] a fact that has been verified
"at last he knew the truth" "the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
The truth is , though , that men react differently to different treatment .("Editorials"...)
The weekly loss is partly counterbalanced by 500 arrivals each_week from West_Germany , but the hard truth , says Crossman , is that `` The closing_off of East_Berlin without interference from the West and with the use only of East_German , as distinct from Russian , troops was a major Communist victory , which dealt West_Berlin a deadly , possibly a fatal , blow .(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
She soared over the new pastor like an avenging angel lest he stray from the path and not know all the truth and gossip of which she was chief repository .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
There was one fact which Rector could not overlook , one truth which he could not deny .
How foolish it was to try to fathom the truth in an area where only faith would suffice .
[ noun ] conformity to reality or actuality
"they debated the truth of the proposition" "it brought home the blunt truth of the military threat" "he is famous for the truth of his portraits" "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
`` They are also honest seekers after truth .
[ noun ] a true statement
"he told the truth" "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
Used in print(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
For a moment she thought_of answering with the truth but she knew there were men who shied_away_from virginity , who demanded some degree of education in body as_well_as mind .(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
This nettled the children into the revelation of exact truth , a sacrifice of their secret superiority over grown people , but a victory in the wide fields of perpetration and illegitimate accomplishment .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
There is much truth in both these charges , and not many Bourbons deny them .