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ring true

see under ring false
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • And somehow his wriggling did not ring true even in her simple ears.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • There was something about the new deck hand that did not "ring true."

    The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
  • He had to admit to himself that such a theory did not ring true.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • It was a nice-sounding letter, but it did not ring true, somehow.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • There is a touchstone for all these things, and whatever does not ring true, doubt and avoid.

    Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott

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