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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Definitions for sooth

  1. truth, reality, or fact.
  2. true or real.

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Citations for sooth
In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1600
But in the young man's heart there was no answering gladness, though in very sooth she was an exceeding handsome maid. Samuel Rutherford Crockett, The Lilac Sunbonnet: A Love Story, 1895
Origin of sooth
Sooth derives from the Old English soð meaning "truth, justice; reality." It shares this root with the word soothe, as reflected in soothe's earliest sense, "to verify."