true north

noun

: north that is calculated by using an imaginary line through the Earth rather than by using a compass : the direction that leads to the North Pole

Examples of true north in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By doing all this, businesses can harness the power of AI while keeping their ethical compass pointing true north. Saurabh Choudhuri, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 After a lifetime of twists, turns, ups, and downs, Moore said his secret was always following his true north. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 So my job was to keep the tiller heading towards the true north of redemption and revenge. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 There's just some things that leave a man no choice, like a compass needle needin' its true north. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 26 May 2023 Keep the compass set to true north. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 7 Mar. 2023 In a true north/south divide reality, families in the north of England and Scotland were most likely to interact with a food bank service in the last year. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023

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“True north.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20north. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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