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Related to veraciously: voraciously


1. Honest; truthful: "She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal" (Henry James).
2. Accurate; true: a veracious account of what happened.

[From Latin vērāx, vērāc-, truthful, from vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

ve·ra′cious·ly adv.
ve·ra′cious·ness n.
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My Lord Dives's remains are in the family vault: the statuaries are cutting an inscription veraciously commemorating his virtues, and the sorrows of his heir, who is disposing of his goods.
'It has got to the level that the woman killed was just visiting South Africa, with this ugly trend; there is a need to speak out veraciously. Nigerians have been so good to their South African hosts.
In his contribution, "Historical Emplotment and the Problem of Truth," White attempted to make his position clear in response to the concerns offered: "We can confidently presume that the facts of the matter set limits on the kinds of stories that can be properly (in the sense of both veraciously and appropriately) told about them only if we believe that the events themselves possess a 'story' kind of form and a 'plot' kind of meaning." (30) Thus, insofar as we live in a world where an upbeat comic or pastoral story about the Holocaust does not align with the facts of the Nazi era and the Holocaust, these representations ring false and this dissonance imposes a limit.