Definition of verity
1 : the quality or state of being true or real
2 : something (such as a statement) that is true; especially : a fundamental and inevitably true value such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism
3 : the quality or state of being truthful or honest the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity — William Shakespeare
Examples of verity in a Sentence
the local tourist bureau is less concerned with the verity of the legend than the fact that it attracts visitors to the area
no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago
Recent Examples of verity from the Web
Technologies grow obsolete as the world spins forward, but the verities of art, the lessons of history, and the tenets of great philosophers are enduringly relevant.
At 91, Bucky Pizzarelli has built a vast and loyal audience among listeners who value the eternal verities of mainstream jazz-swing guitar.
Regardless of their verity, allusions to Shakespeare in the political realm and politics in Shakespearian productions seem unlikely to abate any time soon.
But with the rise of a president who has vowed to shatter the old order, McCain has emerged as an outspoken defender of long-standing Republican verities on foreign policy and as one of his party’s most biting critics of the new commander in chief.
Much credit should flow to the N.B.A. As Commissioner Adam Silver noted the other day, the league is admirably willing to innovate and upend its verities.
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VERITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of verity for English Language Learners
: something that is regarded as true
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