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ver·i·ty

 (vĕr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ver·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being true, factual, or real.
2. Something, such as a statement or principle, that is true, especially an enduring truth. See Synonyms at truth.

[Middle English verite, truth, from Old French, from Latin vēritās, from vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

verity

(ˈvɛrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
2. a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
[C14: from Old French vérité, from Latin vēritās, from vērus true]

ver•i•ty

(ˈvɛr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being true.
2. something that is true, as a principle, belief, or statement.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin vēritās=vēr(us) true + -itās -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verity - conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"
actuality - the state of actually existing objectively; "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"
2.verity - an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
truth - a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

verity

noun fact, truth, reality, gospel (truth), certainty, actuality, naked truth the undeniable verities of life

verity

noun
Translations

verity

[ˈverɪtɪ] Nverdad f
the eternal veritieslas verdades eternas

verity

n (liter)Wahrheit f
References in classic literature ?
So far as what there may be of a narrative in this book; and, indeed, as indirectly touching one or two very interesting and curious particulars in the habits of sperm whales, the foregoing chapter, in its earliest part, is as important a one as will be found in this volume; but the leading matter of it requires to be still further and more familiarly enlarged upon, in order to be adequately understood, and moreover to take away any incredulity which a profound ignorance of the entire subject may induce in some minds, as to the natural verity of the main points of this affair.
Nevertheless, it is of verity that they assemble a camp, and raise a bank against the walls of this castle.
Sarkoja is a liar of the first magnitude," I replied, "notwithstanding the proud claim of the Tharks to absolute verity.
so spread and so intentional that, in spite of a special verity that surpassed every other, the fact that one of these hands had lost two fingers, which were reduced to stumps, as if accidentally shot away, the face was effectually guarded and saved.
He has my love not only because he is a poet of the most exquisite verity, but because he is a lover of men, with a faith in them such as can move mountains of ignorance, and dulness, and greed.
The ape-man doubted the verity of the latter suggestion as he had fed the lion the entire carcasses of a deer and a hyena only a few days since--he could not have starved in so short a time, while the little rivulet running across the gulch furnished him with water a-plenty.
If I told you why I wished it you would be surprised indeed, nor can I myself understand; but, of a verity, my greatest wish to be out of this life is due to the fact that I crave the association of those very enemies I have been taught to hate.
He made believe to play, and uttered simulated growls that failed of the verity of simulation.
For it was the Game that had been questioned, its verity and worth, the Game itself, the biggest thing in the world--or what had been the biggest thing in the world until that chance afternoon and that chance purchase in Silverstein's candy store, when Genevieve loomed suddenly colossal in his life, overshadowing all other things.
In brief, it was the general feeling in all that region that Silas Deemer was the one immobile verity of Hillbrook, and that his translation in space would precipitate some dismal public ill or strenuous calamity.
A very strange look came over the Story Girl's face; her eyes grew sad and far-reaching, as if of a verity they pierced beyond the mists of hidden years.
And, though the sight of her was provocative of nausea and the contact of her provocative of despair, although he could not escape her awfulness in his dream-haunted nightmares of her, he nevertheless was aware of the cosmic verity of sex that animated her and that made her own life of less value than the happiness of her lover with whom she hoped to mate.

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