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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
How does MLB allow managers to randomly question a pitcher’s veracity — and the umpire goes along?
In the documents, TMG also alleges that Depp sought to cover up the abuse by denying the veracity of a damning text exchange between his assistant and Heard, in which the assistant apologizes to Heard for Depp’s behavior.
In the latest letters, the senators sought information that might determine the veracity of media reports suggesting Lynch may have offered assurances to the Clinton campaign about the probe.
And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar Isabelle McCalla as Princess Jasmine and the rest have all acquired a little more attention to veracity and Broadway chops since this show's first turn on the rialto.
But ultimately, in any examination of the veracity of an intelligence report, professionals weigh the messenger as heavily as the news.
Trump has repeatedly and openly doubted the veracity of the assessment.
EDITOR’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by public officials Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
Trump’s response, via his lawyer’s statement and his Friday morning tweet, has been to call their veracity into question.
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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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