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verity

Syllabification: ver·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈverədē
 
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Definition of verity in English:

noun (plural verities)

1A true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance: the eternal verities
More example sentences
  • You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper.
  • To quote the eternal verities of the Muppet Show: ‘It is at times like these that I am proud to be an American Bald Eagle.’
  • No, we need something that will * really * get the Church in touch with the eternal verities for which contemporary American culture stands!
1.1Truth: irrefutable, objective verity
More example sentences
  • In fact, a case can be made that the Internet in general represent the new Truth Police in an era of increasingly elusive verity.
  • The deal is, he writes better stuff, but I'm more prolific, thus illustrating the eternal economic verity: Quality.
  • Yet with The Quiet American, Noyce aims at verity, not controversy; he seeks admission, not outrage.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French verite, from Latin veritas, from verus 'true'.

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