the truth


: 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?

Examples of the truth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the strategies Columbia took with its police invasion was to block access of faculty, students, and press to the truth. Matthew Salesses, TIME, 7 May 2024 Our team wants to hear your tips, chase the leads and uncover the truth. Gina Lee Castro, Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2024 Well, as a comedian, the last thing that would interest me would be the truth. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 3 May 2024 Intimacy involves telling the truth and being brave enough to be honest about a situation that might wound the relationship between your wife and her sister. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 Bao, a detective with a reputation for sniffing out the truth, is hired to uncover the dead woman’s identity. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 1 May 2024 America’s schools, churches, legal and political systems, and news media have obscured the truth about race and slavery since before the nation’s birth. Mark Hertsgaard, TIME, 7 May 2024 Trump and his minions, in their relentless attacks on the truth and the legitimate media’s attempt to report it, have for far too long succeeded at normalizing the abnormal, and too often journalists have gone along with it. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2024 People see one thing on social media and something else on their TVs and in the news; like Sam, many of them conclude that the former is much closer to the truth and that the latter is largely propaganda. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 3 May 2024

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“The truth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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