ring true


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ring true

To seem to be genuine or convincing; from the old method of testing for a counterfeit coin by listening to the sound it made when it struck stone.
Translations
يَبدو صَحيحا
znít pravdivě
lyde sand
igaz: igaznak hangzik
hljóma sannfærandi
znieť pravdivo
doğru görünmek/gibi gelmek

ring2

(riŋ) past tense rang (raŋ) : past participle rung (raŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) sound. The doorbell rang; He rang the doorbell; The telephone rang.
2. (often with up) to telephone (someone). I'll ring you (up) tonight.
3. (often with for) to ring a bell (eg in a hotel) to tell someone to come, to bring something etc. She rang for the maid.
4. (of certain objects) to make a high sound like a bell. The glass rang as she hit it with a metal spoon.
5. to be filled with sound. The hall rang with the sound of laughter.
6. (often with out) to make a loud, clear sound. His voice rang through the house; A shot rang out.
noun
1. the act or sound of ringing. the ring of a telephone.
2. a telephone call. I'll give you a ring.
3. a suggestion, impression or feeling. His story has a ring of truth about it.
ring a bell
to have been seen, heard etc before, but not remembered in detail. His name rings a bell, but I don't remember where I've heard it before.
ring back
to telephone (someone who has telephoned). If he is busy at the moment, he can ring me back; He'll ring back tomorrow.
ring off
to end a telephone call.
ring true
to sound true. His story does not ring true.
References in classic literature ?
I was only testing you, and you ring true every time.
THE curse of St Swithin's Day - in which 40 days of weather is dictated by conditions on July 15 - is set to ring true this year, at least for the first few days.
It doesn't ring true Mr Alstead, that's what frustrates taxpayers in the UK.
Project worker Kirsty Baxter said: "The messages in Hear our Voices ring true for so many young carers and we plan to use it as a theme tune for our work in the future.
THE chant of 'there's Only One Stevie Gerrard' from Liverpool didn't ring true yesterday when two appeared at Anfield.
Originally written by Samad Beh-Rang, an Iranian writer, he brings children a different sort of youthful fairy tale, but the lessons ring true no matter the culture.
Until that is dealt with, no amount of Government leaks will make their fine words ring true.
It is unlikely that eight-year-old Terry Jackson would have had this verse in mind when he generously gave up one of his prized possessions in order to get a gift for his grandmother, but he nonetheless experienced the scripture ring true nearly 50 years after his sacrifice.
The characters ring true despite the fantasy world of their existence.
This may not be everybody's idea of a true yogi path, but it does ring true to Millman's experience.