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  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 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  {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. 

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