noun, plural half-truths [haf-trooth z, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtruðz, ˈhɑf-/.
Origin of half-truth
Examples from the Web for half-truth
“There is so much myth and half-truth wrapped around the A-10,” the official said.
To say that he is a terrible actor is to utter a half-truth.Lawsuit Over a Bad NYU Grade? Put James Franco in Detention!|Lee Siegel|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Billy's denial, his hesitation, his half-truth all looked suspicious to him.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
That was true enough to appease conscience, a half-truth like Louis Laplante's words.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
Though this is only a half-truth, the element of truth it contains is large enough to make us pause.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Superficially it is a very telling one, because there is nothing so insidious as a half-truth.When It Was Dark|Guy Thorne
Elijah could not restrain a sigh of relief as he spoke the half-truth.The Vision of Elijah Berl|Frank Lewis Nason