- the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality: to question the verity of a statement.
- something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.
Origin of verity
Examples from the Web for verities
But for the exiled heart they are not such, but verities of abiding inspiration.Apologia Diffidentis
W. Compton Leith
Her girlhood was behind her; she was facing the verities of existence.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross
Alice B. Emerson
I think it would do much to keep us close to the verities and the essentials.The Holy Earth
L. H. Bailey
And if the verities are good for eternity they ought to be good for a day.The Human Machine
E. Arnold Bennett
In which case—and here he came to verities—his work would suffer.Mr. Britling Sees It Through
H. G. Wells
- the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
- a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
Word Origin and History for verities
late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite "truth," from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Modern French vérité, literally "truth," borrowed 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.