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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
But short interest — essentially, bets that the stock price will plunge — remains heavy, and critics have questioned Musk’s veracity.
According to Bloomberg, the White House has not denied the veracity of the audio recording, but declined to comment on it.
Schulman denied the allegations, but MTV halted production to determine their veracity through a third-party investigation.
Current law gives people legally seeking US citizenship the option to order DNA tests as part of their visa application if other forms of documentation are missing or their veracity is in doubt.
Wayback Machine officials dispute that they were hacked, and there is no way to check the veracity of Nichols’ claims because her old blogs, which were archived in 2006, are no longer available on the site.
Allure reached out to Glossier to confirm the veracity of the Reddit post, and a brand representative confirmed that both the reformulation and promo code are the real deal.
So there are limitations on understanding the veracity of Grail’s results.
But the veracity of the statistic has recently come under fire, and today, NHTSA distanced itself from the claim.
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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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