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]
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How to use true to in a sentence
I sought them out and mapped out what a true-to-life 21st-century caper would look like at the most powerful bank in capitalism.Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction | Matthew Quirk | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a heart-gripping story about redemption in an authentic and true-to-life way.
That is, unhappily, still true, though not so true to-day as in 1886 or in 1893.Home Rule | Harold Spender
This was true to-day, and it extended back into old history carried down by word of mouth through the generations.The Red One | Jack London
We are all socialists nowadays, said Sir William Harcourt years ago, and that is loosely true to-day.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
This observation was made many, many years ago, but it is equally true to-day.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
Have you forgotten what I told you once—that stands true to-day as then, will stand true to the last hour of my life.The Imaginary Marriage | Henry St. John Cooper