The plain facts without embellishment, as in Let's just have the unvarnished truth about the sale. This idiom was first recorded in 1883, although unvarnished had been used to describe a direct statement since Shakespeare's time.
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The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
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.
Their immediate response tells an important truth about a police slowdown that has spread throughout New York City in recent days.
And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.Children's Ways|James Sully
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift