• WordNet 3.6
    • adj truthful expressing or given to expressing the truth "a true statement","gave truthful testimony","a truthful person"
    • adj truthful conforming to truth "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so","a truthful statement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a resort town in New Mexico called "Truth or Consequences."
    • a Truthful Full of truth; veracious; reliable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • truthful Full of truth; habitually speaking the truth; veracious.
    • truthful Conformable to truth; correct; true: as, a truthful statement. Synonyms Sincere, honest, candid, frank, open, ingenuous, artless, guileless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Truthful full of truth: according to, or adhering to, truth: reliable
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  • Seneca
    “Time discovered truth.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Truth alone wounds.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “There is no god higher than truth.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “A new untruth is better than an old truth.”


Economical with the truth - (UK) If someone, especially a politician, is economical with the truth, they leave out information in order to create a false picture of a situation, without actually lying.
Honest truth - If someone claims that something is the honest truth, they wish to sound extra-sincere about something.
Truth will out - Truth will out means that, given time, the facts of a case will emerge no matter how people might try to conceal them.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. treówthutreówe, true.


In literature:

The principal among these was Berengarius, who, about the year 1000, boldly preached gospel truths, according to their primitive purity.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Shall I speak the truth?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
The truth, or a suspicion of the truth was now breaking upon him; and if that suspicion should be confirmed, what was he to do?
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Through creation man expresses his truth; through that expression he gains back his truth in its fulness.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
In truth I was introduced over-early to the fictions of high policy.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Christ means Truth and Truth means God.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
Nothing could be further from the truth.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Truth needs kindliness and righteousness, and they need truth.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Weeks were to pass before the truth was known.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
If I am bound to declare her colour, I must, in truth, say that she was brown.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
But though we cannot deny him truth, his truth is honesty and not understanding.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
But I have only my truth, only my truth as I stand on the marble slab above the abyss.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He will investigate natural truth with the intellect and spiritual truth with faith.
"The Church, the Schools and Evolution" by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
Religion is that which binds us to absolute truth, and so is truth itself.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Could she have heard the truth?
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
You have confessed the truth.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Tell the truth, at first glance I wasn't entirely sure.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
It is only free men that can find the truth, love the truth, live the truth.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
The critic, in setting to work, impartially presupposes the "truth," and seeks for the truth in the belief that it is to be found.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
And trouble must come before that great truth can be realized.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In poetry:

Lost Youth, come back again!
Laugh at weariness and pain.
Come not in dreams, but come in truth,
Lost Youth.
"In Time of Sickness" by Robert Fuller Murray
The nurse of his youth
Is in doubt as she views him,
If the wan wretch, in truth,
Be the child of her bosom.
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
Error shall not reign for aye!
It shall die;
Wrong shall fly,
And for aye
Truth shall reign and falsehood die!
"Go Ahead!" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Who does the truth, is one
With the living Truth above:
Be God's obedient little son,
Let ambition die in love.
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
The law by Moses came,
But peace, and truth, and love,
Were brought by Christ, a nobler name,
Descending from above.
"Hymn 118" by Isaac Watts
Virtue and truth attend him,
Into the vortex whirled,
God and His angels defend him—
A boy has gone into the world.
"Into The World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Residents learn the truth about these useful but chilling animals.
Bebop , Cubop and The Musical Truth.
Does Washington Want the Truth.
Truth to realignment rumors, Hulsizer and Heatley-Havlat fallout.
NBC News and the Death of Truth.
But the truth is that nearly 10 times as many women will die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than from breast cancer.
Lakewood councilman Shawn Juris was telling the truth.
There's an undeniable truth in cooking: Deep frying makes everything better.
The Truth About Cheeta the Chimpanzee.
Well, the truth is… I do.
Charles and the Trainrobbers find sonic salvation in three chords and the truth.
Now she wants everyone to know what happened so her hard-won truth can help all the women who still long for a happy ending.
The Truth About Christopher Columbus .
The truth is that lifestyle is far more important than cholesterol levels.
A brand guy speaking truth to power and teaching at NYU.

In science:

Therefore, to coarsen a truth assignment σ it is enough to consider the clauses in U (σ).
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Now, information strength may also be called truth value (to use a term familiar in logic) and the natural entity at hand is the node itself - this is just a cheap formal trick without any conceptual meaning.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
We can see this procedurally, or by giving different values to different information (depending on the source), which we can call truth values to connect our picture to other areas of logic.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
ABOUT those truth values: their comparison is done by the same underlying mechanism.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
In more complicated situations, we implement e.g. the general principle (P2.2) from Definition 2.1, to calculate the truth values.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
This will result in the ”correct” truth value for the intersections, i.e. the one corresponding to the other approaches.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
Note that by setting yj ’s according to the given assignment t, wi ’s are forced to take the truth value t rue.
On the Computational Complexity of Defining Sets
Yes, in this paper we study the truth of (21), a much weakened form of (6).
A random walk on the permutation group, some formal long-time asymptotic relations
Dimensional consistency does not seem to particularly bother most statisticians, as they are typically seeking models which can explain data and have some predictive power, rather than expecting to represent some underlying truth.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
However, we are not aware of proofs of this Claim for general minimal models, even though we are certain of its truth.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
Tarjan, A linear time algorithm for testing the truth of certain quantified Boolean formulas, Inf.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
To fix an order on the components of the truth table, suppose that its ith component equals the value of the corresponding function, given the binary representation (to K bits) of i as an argument.
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
First we can assumes that the truth tables of the Boolean functions are produced by independent Bernoulli trials with probability p for a one (This should be called mean bias, used for example in [3, 8] ).
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
Our first theorem shows that this trivial upper bound is actually the truth.
Local resilience of graphs
Posner-Robinson theorem holds with truth-table equivalence.
Probability Measures and Effective Randomness