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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Truth  \Truth\,  n.;  pl  {Truths}.  [OE.  treuthe  trouthe,  treowpe 
  AS  tre['o]w?.  See  {True};  cf  {Troth},  {Betroth}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  being  true;  as: 
  a  Conformity  to  fact  or  reality;  exact  accordance  with 
  that  which  is  or  has  been  or  shall  be 
  b  Conformity  to  rule  exactness;  close  correspondence 
  with  an  example,  mood,  object  of  imitation,  or  the 
  like 
 
  Plows,  to  go  true,  depend  much  on  the  truth  of 
  the  ironwork.  --Mortimer. 
  c  Fidelity;  constancy;  steadfastness;  faithfulness. 
 
  Alas!  they  had  been  friends  in  youth,  But 
  whispering  tongues  can  poison  truth. 
  --Coleridge. 
  d  The  practice  of  speaking  what  is  true;  freedom  from 
  falsehood;  veracity. 
 
  If  this  will  not  suffice,  it  must  appear  That 
  malice  bears  down  truth.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  true  or  certain  concerning  any  matter  or 
  subject,  or  generally  on  all  subjects;  real  state  of 
  things  fact  verity;  reality. 
 
  Speak  ye  every  man  the  truth  to  his  neighbor. 
  --Zech.  viii. 
  16. 
 
  I  long  to  know  the  truth  here  of  at  large  --Shak. 
 
  The  truth  depends  on  or  is  only  arrived  at  by  a 
  legitimate  deduction  from  all  the  facts  which  are 
  truly  material.  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  A  true  thing  a  verified  fact  a  true  statement  or 
  proposition;  an  established  principle,  fixed  law,  or  the 
  like  as  the  great  truths  of  morals. 
 
  Even  so  our  boasting  .  .  .  is  found  a  truth.  --2 
  Cor.  vii.  14. 
 
  4.  Righteousness;  true  religion. 
 
  Grace  and  truth  came  by  Jesus  Christ.  --John  i.  17. 
 
  Sanctify  them  through  thy  truth;  thy  word  is  truth. 
  --John  xvii. 
  17. 
 
  {In  truth},  in  reality;  in  fact 
 
  {Of  a  truth},  in  reality;  certainly. 
 
  {To  do  truth},  to  practice  what  God  commands. 
 
  He  that  doeth  truth  cometh  to  the  light.  --John  iii. 
  21. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Truth  \Truth\,  v.  t. 
  To  assert  as  true;  to  declare.  [R.] 
 
  Had  they  [the  ancients]  dreamt  this  they  would  have 
  truthed  it  heaven.  --Ford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  truth 
  n  1:  a  fact  that  has  been  verified;  "at  last  he  knew  the  truth"; 
  "the  truth  is  the  he  didn't  want  to  do  it" 
  2:  conformity  to  reality  or  actuality;  "they  debated  the  truth 
  of  the  proposition";  "the  situation  brought  home  to  us  the 
  blunt  truth  of  the  military  threat";  "he  was  famous  for 
  the  truth  of  his  portraits";  "he  turned  to  religion  in  his 
  search  for  eternal  verities"  [syn:  {verity}]  [ant:  {falsity}] 
  3:  a  true  statement;  "he  told  the  truth";  "he  thought  of 
  answering  with  the  truth  but  he  knew  they  wouldn't  believe 
  it"  [syn:  {true  statement}]  [ant:  {falsehood}] 
  4:  the  quality  of  being  accurate  and  without  error;  "the  lawyer 
  questioned  the  accuracy  of  my  account";  "he  was  beginning 
  to  doubt  the  truth  of  his  compass"  [syn:  {accuracy}]  [ant: 
  {inaccuracy}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Truth 
  Used  in  various  senses  in  Scripture.  In  Prov.  12:17,  19,  it 
  denotes  that  which  is  opposed  to  falsehood.  In  Isa.  59:14,  15, 
  Jer.  7:28,  it  means  fidelity  or  truthfulness.  The  doctrine  of 
  Christ  is  called  "the  truth  of  the  gospel"  (Gal.  2:5),  "the 
  truth"  (2  Tim.  3:7;  4:4).  Our  Lord  says  of  himself,  "I  am  the 
  way  and  the  truth"  (John  14:6). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  TRUTH,  n.  An  ingenious  compound  of  desirability  and  appearance. 
  Discovery  of  truth  is  the  sole  purpose  of  philosophy,  which  is  the 
  most  ancient  occupation  of  the  human  mind  and  has  a  fair  prospect  of 
  existing  with  increasing  activity  to  the  end  of  time. 
 
 




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