Definition of truth
truthsplay play \ˈtrüthz, ˈtrüths\
1a (1) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (2) : the state of being the case : fact (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual realityb : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true truths of thermodynamicsc : the body of true statements and propositions
2a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or realityb chiefly British : true 2c : fidelity to an original or to a standard
4 capitalized, Christian Science : god
: in accordance with fact : actually
Examples of truth in a Sentence
At some point you have to face the simple truth that we failed.
Their explanation was simpler but came closer to the truth.
The article explains the truth about global warming.
A reporter soon discovered the truth.
Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Her story contains a grain of truth but also lots of exaggeration.
Recent Examples of truth from the Web
The unconditional truth remains in the fact that the hydrocarbon power industry has been and will be in demand.
But none of that undermines the clear truths laid bare before us here.
Here is a tool of truth that is decidedly ambivalent about its own powers.
Franken says voters will learn the truth once a special counsel is done investigating.
The Clinton Foundation also said there's no truth to it.
The First Amendment protects journalists but not their sources; there is no constitutional right to tell journalists the truth.
Fake news reporters are too busy making up stories to bother with the truth.
In this time of intense partisanship, shiv-in-the-kidney politics and squabbles over the meaning of truth, can Americans come together and agree that a politician slamming a journalist to the ground for asking a question is wrong?
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Definition of Truth
Sojourner circa 1797–1883 American evangelist and reformer
TRUTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of truth for English Language Learners
the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
TRUTH Defined for Kids
Definition of truth for Students
1 : the body of real events or facts He'll keep investigating until he finds the truth.
2 : the quality or state of being true There is no truth in what she told you.
3 : a true or accepted statement or idea I learned some hard truths about life.
: in actual fact : really
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