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sooth

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Pronunciation: /suːθ
 
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Definition of sooth in English:

noun

[mass noun] archaic
Truth.
Example sentences
  • The Jews say the Nazarenes are on naught, and the Christians say the Jews are on naught, and both speak the sooth for they are on naught.

Origin

Old English sōth (originally as an adjective in the sense 'genuine, true'), of Germanic origin.

Phrases

in sooth

1
In truth; really.
Example sentences
  • Knight Ortwin of Metz then spake: ‘His great prowess shall not in sooth avail him aught.’
  • Nevertheless this same senator was a full worthy, noble warrior, in sooth, and his death was full great pity.
  • But in sooth the hours of that day were worse to wear than any day there had yet been.

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