n.1.One who tells the truth.
Truth-teller was our England's Alfred named.
- Tennyson.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words.
Republicans, on the other hand, overwhelmingly view Trump as a consistent truth-teller. Seventy-six percent said that he tells the truth either all or most of the time, while 22 percent believe that he tells the truth only some of the time or less.
Laura Dern, who starred in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," called Fisher a "goddess, an icon, and a truth-teller" on Instagram.
It's not foreign policyjust look at the party of Reagan cozying up to the Russians and praising Julian Assange as a courageous truth-teller. It's not even the so-called culture wars, which are good for generating breathless headlines but occupy a relatively small space in the emotional makeup of most non-rabid Americans.
He begins his narrative as a truth-teller who provides a view of the conquest not dictated by the winning side.
You see, the great truth-teller George Carlin was her "sky god," and when he died, she set out to reorder her universe.
Instead, he has praised Trump as a straight-talking truth-teller raising awareness of the issue of illegal immigration.
In the epigraphs to some of his chapters, Lewis quotes Arendt's 1967 essay "Truth and Politics." But Lewis seems not to have grasped Arendt's key point that politics is not the natural home of the truth-teller. In democratic politics, it's necessary to live with competing claims to truth, since different interpretations of reality are often what give rise to political disagreement in the first place.
You may consider yourself a truth-teller, but there are many who are not, and making a buck and gaining power is their aim at any cost.
While convincing his family that he is desperately seeking new and professional employment, he finds himself secretly building a business that surprises even himself - as a truth-teller in The Reflectionary.
In "The Secret Man," Woodward calls Felt "a truth-teller." That's quite a tribute to an FBI man who lied to Pat Gray, lied to all of his FBI colleagues and lied to every journalist who asked him for 30 years whether he was Deep Throat.