- Used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosionMore example sentences
- Errors of judgment seem inspired, and the few shards of true inspiration sound like veritable masterpieces.
- The school going children can expect a veritable literary blitz to descend on their schools.
- Happily, the next decade will see a veritable slew of well-qualified candidates.
late Middle English: from Old French, from verite 'truth' (see verity). Early senses included 'true' and 'speaking the truth', later 'genuine, actual'.