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Idioms for true

    come true, to have the expected or hoped-for result; become a reality: She couldn't believe that her dream would ever come true.

Origin of true

before 900; Middle English trewe (adj. and adv.), Old English trēowe (adj.) loyal, trusty, honest (see trow, truce); akin to Dutch trouw, German treu, Old Norse tryggr, Gothic triggws

synonym study for true

1. See real1.

OTHER WORDS FROM true

true·ness, nounhalf-true, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for trues

  • Only a few have not lost it, and the Trues send all their Spirit People to work with that few.

    The Flute of the Gods|Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Trues I live, said the astrologer, and my street-cloes, too.

    Short Sixes|H. C. Bunner

British Dictionary definitions for trues

Derived forms of true

trueness, noun

Word Origin for true

Old English triewe; related to Old Frisian triūwe, Old Saxon, Old High German triuwi loyal, Old Norse tryggr; see trow, trust
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Idioms and Phrases with trues

true

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