the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality:to question the verity of a statement.
something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.
- vérité, verity
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How to use verity in a sentence
verity responds — but really, Liselle admits to herself later, she calls because “no matter how distant, abusive, judgmental, unloving and useless one’s mother was, one called her when things fell apart.”‘The Days of Afrekete’ is a bitingly funny novel with echoes to ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ | Wendy Smith | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Living in a universe that is already out of their control, they can become especially shaken when the verities they count on to give the world order–the rituals in their lives, the very day-to-dayness of living–get blown to bits.The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening | Jeffrey Kluger | July 23, 2020 | Time
Paleoconservative Jesse Helms objected to verity because the nominee favored increased trade with the Soviet Union.The Republicans’ Ugly and Shameful Chuck Hagel Filibuster | John Avlon | February 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another alleged proof of the divine verity of the Christian religion is the Prophecies.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
He stood now with a calculating look, almost as if he were checking the verity of the report.
Our civil liberty affords us a sufficient foundation, and our liberty leads us to absolute verity in art.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The acknowledgment of defeat, even to himself, gave it the final stamp of verity.Mr. Opp | Alice Hegan Rice
Afterwards they know it, and attest the verity of the prediction.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for verity
the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
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