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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
In that meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed skepticism of the intelligence and questioned its veracity.
While the veracity of the claim hasn’t been substantiated, any connection to the Penn State scandal was a nonstarter for a number of fans.
This museum doesn’t try to prove the historical veracity of the Bible, or argue that the Earth is about 6,000 years old like the Creation Museum in Kentucky.
Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, the two women who claim to have been lost at sea for five months after things went awry during their sailing trip to Tahiti, are now facing questions about the veracity of their story.
Politicians have never been known for complete veracity, but speaking truth has usually been an aspiration.
With Alexander Osborn's special effects, all that graphic brutality bears a striking veracity.
Importantly, Roberts expressed doubt as to Thompson’s account and her veracity.
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.
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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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