Loyal or faithful to, as in She knew he'd be true to his marriage vows, or, as Shakespeare had Polonius tell Hamlet, “This above all, to thine own self be true” (Hamlet, 1:3). [c. 1200]
Conforming to or consistent with, as in The speech was true to the party platform, or True to type, he died while working at his desk.
true to life. Consistent with reality, realistically represented, as in This painting is very true to life. [Early 1800s] For true to form, see under run to form.
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What happened to true love knows no boundaries and all that?Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
True, this may not be what James Madison had in mind when he was writing the Bill of Rights.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What 15 months in a federal correction institution will be like, according to a man who counsels to-be inmates.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like his old man, he keeps it reined in, but when talking about fishing, a true regret seeps out.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills