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gospel truth

an unquestionably true statement, fact, etc.
Origin of gospel truth
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No—what I told you was gospel truth—but I was taking a rise out of you all the same.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • I couldn't bring myself to do that if every word in there was gospel truth, Mr. Jukes.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • Nigel and his wife in return, aided by Cora, instructed them in gospel truth.

    Villegagnon W.H.G. Kingston
  • By that means the blessed light of gospel truth was made to shine on us.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • "That's gospel truth," assented the other, with a prodigious sigh.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • "And that's gospel truth, too," swore the other, with an oath of admiration.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • I wasn't here, but that's what father told me, and I suppose it's gospel truth.

    Bristol Bells Emma Marshall
  • His father believed it was gospel truth, and it's presumptuous to say it wasn't.

  • Less than a month ago, I learned that every word he said was gospel truth.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
Idioms and Phrases with gospel truth

gospel truth

Something that is unquestionably true. For example, Every word he uttered was the gospel truth . The word gospel , which comes from the Old English god spel , “good news,” has been used to describe something that is thought to be as true as the biblical gospel (that is, undeniably true) since the 13th century. The current idiom originated in the 1600s, when it referred to biblical truths, and has been applied to truth of a more general nature since the late 1800s. Also see take as gospel
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