noun, plural truths [troothz, trooths] /truðz, truθs/.
- truth claim,
- truth drug,
- truth is stranger than fiction,
- truth or consequences,
- truth serum
Origin of truth
Examples from the Web for truth
Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.
I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.
And besides, as a nation, we hold this truth to be self-evident: resolutions are made to be broken.
The truth is, that we need both the discipline of harness and the abundant nourishment of the free pasture.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The truth is I haven't got it in me—the capacity to succeed.The Fortune Hunter|Louis Joseph Vance
I reached out my hand to learn the truth, and touched a cold hand hanging limply over the threshold.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
We know in truth very little about her, but that little is quite unlike what we know about any one else.Mysticism in English Literature|Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
Nothing but the truth has dictated these reminiscences, from which I have undoubtedly omitted many things of similar importance.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
Word Origin for truth
Meaning "accuracy, correctness" is from 1560s. Unlike lie (v.), there is no primary verb in English or most other IE languages for "speak the truth." Noun sense of "something that is true" is first recorded mid-14c.
Let [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. [Milton, "Areopagitica," 1644]
Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested 1952. Truthiness "act or quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than those known to be true," catch word popularized in this sense by U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert, declared by American Dialect Society to be "2005 Word of the Year."
In addition to the idioms beginning with truth
- truth is stranger than fiction
- truth will out
- gospel truth
- home truth
- moment of truth
- naked truth
- unvarnished truth