the truth

noun

: the real facts about something : the things that are true
Are you telling (me) the truth?
At some point you have to face the simple/hard/honest/plain/naked truth that we failed.
Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

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“The truth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20truth. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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