ring true

see under ring false.

Words Nearby ring true

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How to use ring true in a sentence

  • An unusual story in which the author has pictured real men, who ring true in the time of danger.

    The Princess Dehra | John Reed Scott
  • A performance that has self as its central motive can never ring true or achieve any lasting success.

    Spirit and Music | H. Ernest Hunt
  • She left the room just now,' he returned, with a sleepy inflection; but to Mildred's delicate perception it did not ring true.

    Heriot's Choice | Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • There was something assumed, something that did not ring true about his apparent heartiness.

  • Well, I guess onions wouldnt do that to a fellow, he said with a confidence that didnt quite ring true.

    Left Half Harmon | Ralph Henry Barbour