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the quality of being true

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verity - truth

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The formal word ‘verity’ refers to the characteristic of being true, real, or honest. It can also be used to refer to a statement or phrase that expresses what is considered to be a true idea or belief. In the former sense, it is often used in a professional context, particularly with regards to reports and documents. In the latter, it is most commonly encountered in print media.

Synonyms veracity

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  1. I can’t understand why the verity of the document was never questioned when its author has a far from unsullied reputation.

  2. The verities of military life, such as discipline, duty, and honour, are what inspired David to volunteer.

  3. Before taking any action on the evidence presented, I want a senior analyst to first confirm the verity of the report.

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