Used for emphasis, often to qualify a metaphor: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion
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- 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.
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- He is today, veritably, a one-man-Open University on Mahatma Gandhi.
- Sage veritably whispers these opening lines, suggesting pain and danger.
- She lowered her eyes flirtatiously, batted her lashes and veritably glowed with his praise.
Late Middle English: from Old French, from verite 'truth' (see verity). Early senses included 'true' and 'speaking the truth', later 'genuine, actual'.
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