Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.
If their predictions are true, we'll be in for a long winter.
Is it true that you were planning to go without me?
Jobs are scarce, and that is especially true for managers.
The true cost proved to be much higher than they said it would be.
His true character was revealed.
the true meaning of the term Adverb
The bullet traveled straight and true. See More
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Or, go for the Loom & Leaf, which is made of five comfy foam layers, and available in both medium-firm and true firm densities.—Sara Coughlin, SELF, 24 Nov. 2023 The difference is conventional devices were designed to arrive at a single answer using a series of deterministic commands that all personal computers employ where values can only either be true or false, 0 or 1.—Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2023 Northern England is seen as a vague and nebulous concept
Generally true.—Radhika Seth, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2023 These foods really are a true gift to the world from Native people.—Megan Zhang, Saveur, 22 Nov. 2023 Modern menorah tray First off, this isn’t a true menorah and is not meant to stand in for one.—Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 But the converse is also true: helping the environment once, in aggregate, has a big impact.—Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 The leaks were true: Eminem is coming to Fortnite as part of the game’s Chapter 4 finale.—Emma Roth, The Verge, 22 Nov. 2023 For the brothers, the tour has been a true family affair.—Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023
O’Connor’s words rang true then and are perhaps even more important now.—Paul S. Coakley, WSJ, 11 July 2022 That same principal holds true more broadly: The US has real material needs that could be met with better infrastructure for transportation, energy, and housing.—Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 23 June 2022 This was the second unique compliment of the day, which rang true not only to Kim’s mythology of endless growth and expansion, but also to her whole family’s larger, cross-genre, and inter-disciplinary brand.—Vogue, 22 Apr. 2022 Even Klotz noted his predictions came true faster than anyone expected, let alone him.—Meghan M. Biro, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 But Valenzuela stuck true to her mission to blend the two cultures.—Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 18 July 2021 These arguments will not convince a true-believing textualist who is uninterested in a law's intent.—Noah Feldman Bloomberg Opinion, Star Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021 Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg, Switzerland is making dreams come true worldwide with its new grandiose chocolate museum and breathtaking fountain.—Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2020 The words of former First Lady Michelle Obama rang true to many across America and around the world.—Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 7 Aug. 2020
Nisolo’s take stay trues to the classic slip-on design but makes the style versatile enough to be dressed up and down, for your run to the bodega or date night at your favorite restaurant's outdoor patio.—Men's Health, 17 Feb. 2023 Though it's targeted toward men's facial hair, this dye kit is safe to use on your brows and comes in a wide variety of true-to-you shades.—Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 8 Nov. 2022 Instead, there seemed to be an abundance of hubris and cult-like true-believing in the idea of a nuclear future in which the risk of a catastrophic accident was accepted, as a matter of doctrine, to be very low.—Daniel Ford, The New Yorker, 13 Aug. 2022 The interactive dinosaur event features dozens of true-to-life size dinosaurs recreated with scales or skin with help from palentologists.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2022 Scientists struggled to make sense of the creatures, and the sculptures were the first attempt to visualize them in true-to-life size.—CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Today in Milan, Dua Lipa not only opened and closed the Versace show in true-to-form bombshell fashion, but debuted a surprise hair transformation.—Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 24 Sep. 2021 This has dynamic crystal color with a fine crystal layer that reveals millions of true-to-life colors.—Chris Hachey, BGR, 17 Aug. 2021 Dozens of true-to-size robo-dinos will roam the course, tilting their heads, opening their mouths and even appearing to breathe.—Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 27 Nov. 2020
That’s true more broadly, as well, in part because of how the issue has been litigated.—Alia Wong, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2017 True the Vote itself has struggled to keep up momentum from the Obama era.—Mark Berman, Washington Post, 30 June 2017 See More
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Middle English trewe, from Old English trēowe faithful; akin to Old High German gitriuwi faithful, Old Irish derb sure, and probably to Sanskrit dāruṇa hard, dāru wood — more at tree entry 1
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a