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Examples of veracity in a Sentence
What gives the book its integrity are the simplicity and veracity of these recipes and the small touches—bits of history, discovery and personal reflection. —Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 31 Mar. 1998
The trial began with a flurry of motions and questions challenging the judge's authority and veracity. The defendants earlier had called the judge's authority into question when jurors were selected two weeks ago. —Chris Bird, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Jan. 1996
… some documentary photographers supported the photographer's right to find essential rather than literal truths in any situation, while others … insisted on absolute veracity, maintaining that for images to be true to both medium and event, situations should be found, not reenacted. —Naomi Rosenblum, A World History of Photography, 1989
We questioned the veracity of his statements.
The jury did not doubt the veracity of the witness.
Recent Examples of veracity from the Web
When the going gets topical, Mavis Staples seems to be the go-to singer for artists looking for a little historical veracity.
A look at the veracity of claims by political figures Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
English also throws the reader a surprise punch in the last chapter, which casts doubt on Haidara’s motives as well as the veracity of what had been presented to the reader as the unchallenged facts.
Macron’s office confirmed to The Associated Press the veracity of the president’s comments in Le Journal du Dimanche.
Macron's office confirmed to The Associated Press the veracity of the president's comments in Le Journal du Dimanche.
The accounts given by al Adhlan residents throw into question the veracity of U.S. official accounts.
But close analysis of the video reveals inconsistencies that have led some U.S. experts to question the veracity of the Russian claims, and to downgrade assessments of the weapon.
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Did You Know?
Veracity has been a part of English since at least 1623, and we can honestly tell you that it derives from the Latin adjective verax ("true" or "truthful"), which in turn comes from the earlier adjective verus ("true"). Verus also gives us verity ("the quality of being true"), verify ("to establish the truth of"), and verisimilitude ("the appearance of truth"), among other words. In addition, verax is the root of the word veraciousness, a somewhat rarer synonym and cousin of veracity.
VERACITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of veracity for English Language Learners
: truth or accuracy
: the quality of being truthful or honest
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