ring true

idiom

: to sound true
Her explanation didn't ring true.

Examples of ring true in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether Isabel’s or Monk’s arguments ring true to their fellow characters is, in the end, only partly the point. Salamishah Tillet, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Should those predictions ring true, the question is whether the drop will be enough to shift housing affordability in the right direction. Aly J. Yale, wsj.com, 3 Jan. 2024 Yet each song contains a variety of styles and elements that will ring true to the much larger audience of anyone dissatisfied with the way that the power structure of modern society works. Josh Chesler, Spin, 9 Oct. 2023 But for some, including many who are currently healthy, that narrative doesn’t ring true. Wendy Netter Epstein, STAT, 3 Nov. 2023 The usage didn’t ring true to any consistent place or time. Caleb Madison, The Atlantic, 28 Oct. 2023 Nearly 40 years after Dune hit the big screen, both sentiments ring true. Max Evry, Pitchfork, 13 Oct. 2023 But the emotions, rooted in Lucas’ grief over his late father and his growing disconnect from his mother, ring true enough to yield some of the season’s most moving beats. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Oct. 2023 The other Housewives, who likely didn’t know this historical context, were quick to call her out for giving a partial story that didn’t ring true to them. Urvashi Pathania, refinery29.com, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Ring true.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20true. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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