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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
PolitiFact, The Washington Post and others have questioned its veracity.
The other three artists start with more or less conventional pictures and then set to dismantle the veracity and transparency that photography implicitly carries.
Doing so, will put the veracity of legitimate claims in doubt.
Appearing as a guest on a mock Morning Joe to discuss his tell-all book about the early days of the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, Armisen’s Wolff was pressed by the hosts about its veracity.
The group posted a short video showing the Xecuter logo appearing before the Switch's usual bootup sequence (and a purported bootloader decryption key to prove its veracity).
It's been more than five months since The Oregonian/OregonLive first raised questions about the veracity of Parker's professional claims.
At least one juror publicly questioned Constand’s attire on the night of the alleged assault; others seemed to have doubted Constand’s veracity.
One speaker suggested that Spear hadn’t done anything wrong, one tried to use a federal privacy law to explain why Spear didn’t apologize for nearly five years and one questioned the veracity of Jameson’s story.
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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.
beguilement, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, furtiveness, guile, indirection, insidiousness, oiliness, perfidy, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, smoothness, treacherousness, trickery, underhandedness, unscrupulousness, wiliness;
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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