To tell the truth, I did it because I was pissed off at him over my losing Annie.
The truth was so painful.
He spoke the truth, just as her father lied to her.
If anyone could handle the truth, Wynn could.
Tell him the truth hurt more than she thought.
He was too hard and cold to offer much in that way, but he spoke the truth softly and then kissed her hungrily.
Any truth is better than make-believe.
I was getting very good at evading the truth without actually lying.
The whole truth didn't sound nearly as bad as part of the conversation.
Could there be truth to Mary's suspicions.
It's the truth only no one will come out and say it.
My heart was full of tears, for I love the beautiful truth with my whole heart and mind.
The truth came to her suddenly.
That is a hard truth, but a truth nonetheless.
He was using the truth to hammer down her resistance and his power to seduce her.
And truth is a force for peace.
The truth is, I like your companionship - and I'd like my parents to meet one of my best friends.
"You've started to admit the truth to yourself," he added.
Some perp thinks Youngblood is the real deal; the Psychic Tipster, so he cuts him up like pork roast, gets to the truth, and dumps him.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
In truth, destiny is like the web of a black widow.
"My sorcery does tell the truth!" declared the thorn-covered man.
What truth would he possess?
She soft-peddled her answers, knowing to tell the truth would only upset him further.
In truth, it was the one place in the house where she felt safe and comfortable when she wasn't with Damian.
"You want the truth," she said and drew a deep breath.
The truth was he never fully stopped, because he couldn't.
That's the truth, the real truth, said Timokhin.
He did nothing but hide the truth from you.
There was too much truth in them for his comfort.
The beautiful truth burst upon my mind--I felt that there were invisible lines stretched between my spirit and the spirits of others.
The truth is, I know very little about bicycles.
She means everything so thoroughly that her very quotations, her echoes from what she has read, are in truth original.
The episode had a deadening effect on Helen Keller and on Miss Sullivan, who feared that she had allowed the habit of imitation, which has in truth made Miss Keller a writer, to go too far.
The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
Now that the truth was out, maybe it wouldn't be so difficult to live in the same apartment now.
Common sense tells us the obvious is usually where the truth rests and the obvious is either Fitzgerald or someone in the Dawkins family.
Even if she managed to save the souls and win Gabriel, the truth was going to ruin everything.
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it and invent ridiculous embellishments.
Miss Sullivan's methods were so good that even without the practical result, any one would recognize the truth of the teacher's ideas.
"The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid we may wish to imbibe," he said.
"How can you show me that you are telling the truth?" said Davout coldly.
The guy had plenty of time to carve the truth out of him.
I slowly related my half-truth, half lie tale of Julie being upset and calling me.
Julie wants desperately to come back east but Howie wants to talk to Martha and learn the truth before he leaves.
She felt the truth in his words, perhaps because their souls had touched when they first met the day before.
Truth be known, he felt a small measure of relief, at least until he opened the mail to a flurry of bills.
The human side of her hated his tone and the truth of his words more.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
He has, in truth, behaved very strangely ever since we came to Brewster.
Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man.
But to tell the truth, I find myself at present somewhat less particular in these respects.
As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.
It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.
Oh, how I would guard him, how I would tell him the truth, how I would unmask his deceivers!
"I should never dare to say that I know the truth," said the Mason, whose words struck Pierre more and more by their precision and firmness.
No one can attain to truth by himself.
But this man knows the truth and, if he wished to, could disclose it to me.
Why have you, who do not believe in the truth of the light and who have not seen the light, come here?
You see a reign of goodness and truth on earth, but I don't see it.
You say you can't see a reign of goodness and truth on earth.
On earth, here on this earth" (Pierre pointed to the fields), "there is no truth, all is false and evil; but in the universe, in the whole universe there is a kingdom of truth, and we who are now the children of earth are--eternally--children of the whole universe.
If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.
It's the real truth I'm telling you, I saw it myself.
The novelty of Truth endowed her with special strength, but now we need much more powerful methods.
At that meeting he was struck for the first time by the endless variety of men's minds, which prevents a truth from ever presenting itself identically to two persons.
That is why I should really like to save him from evil and lead him into the path of truth, but evil thoughts of him did not leave me.
He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it.
I helped you, but all the same I must tell you the truth; it is a dangerous business, and if you think about it--a stupid business.
"I have the honor to report to you the actual truth," said Alpatych.
Never to the end of his life could he understand goodness, beauty, or truth, or the significance of his actions which were too contrary to goodness and truth, too remote from everything human, for him ever to be able to grasp their meaning.
He could not disavow his actions, belauded as they were by half the world, and so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
But see here, to tell the truth, Aunt...
Natasha was gazing at her, but seemed afraid and in doubt whether to say all she knew or not; she seemed to feel that before those luminous eyes which penetrated into the very depths of her heart, it was impossible not to tell the whole truth which she saw.
The tactical rule that an army should act in masses when attacking, and in smaller groups in retreat, unconsciously confirms the truth that the strength of an army depends on its spirit.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
Berthier wrote to his Emperor (we know how far commanding officers allow themselves to diverge from the truth in describing the condition of an army) and this is what he said:
And there is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent.
But when truth conquered, theology established itself just as firmly on the new foundation.
To the men who fought against the rising truths of physical philosophy, it seemed that if they admitted that truth it would destroy faith in God, in the creation of the firmament, and in the miracle of Joshua the son of Nun.
I know you're trying to stay fashionably thin, but the truth is...
While he exuded honesty and sincerity, we barely knew the man.
In truth, the raw information funneled to us was transmitted as received after passing through our office.
Then you learned the truth when he talked in his sleep.
The truth of his words made her last meager attempt at resistance melt.
When the kid comes back from her momma's house, give me a buzz and I'll see if I have time to talk some truth into her.
Just tell the truth, Randy.
I think her story had enough of a ring of truth that I believed her.
"All that supposition is based on her telling you the truth," Cynthia pointed out.
She'd told him the truth, because she wanted them to have a relationship built on trust and love.
In truth, Alex felt the full responsibility of being a role model.
The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.
In the sorting through of the facts from a multiplicity of new sources, truth can be determined.
Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.
I thought how strange it was that such precious seeds of truth and wisdom should have fallen among the tares of ignorance and corruption.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
Now, to speak the truth, I had but ten cents in the world, and it surpassed my arithmetic to tell, if I was that man who had ten cents, or who had a farm, or ten dollars, or all together.
It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak-headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
And what a voice she has; though she's my daughter, I tell the truth when I say she'll be a singer, a second Salomoni!
To tell the truth, I don't need her, and she's even in my way.
I will tell you the truth, Andrew... is Father's way of treating religious subjects.
"To tell you the truth, between ourselves, God only knows what state our left flank is in," said Boris confidentially lowering his voice.
On the other hand, if Sarah was telling the truth, there was another side to Giddon - a loyal brother.
Tell me the truth now, aren't you enjoying the ride?
The same part of her that recoiled at draining dead men's magic also understood one truth: she was no match for her father, if he decided to bury her with them.
The truth settled into the pit of her stomach, along with the realization that she meant what she'd said—she would do whatever it took to free the man she loved.
Made you face the truth before the first day was out.
His resolve lasted until she spoke, and he saw the truth of her words and the expression on her face.
This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
And there he was to prove the truth of his words.
She felt that Sonya was speaking the truth, that there was such love as Sonya was speaking of.
To tell the truth, I was kind of blitzed most of the time back then—booze, not the bad stuff—but now I'm all clean.
Unless she could make the truth … bearable.
The truth was, he bought the clinic and their home with money he inherited.
They saw that all these fables taught some great truth, and they wondered how Aesop could have thought of them.
The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
Even so, she had never suspected the truth – the drugs.
The "Iliad" is beautiful with all the truth, and grace and simplicity of a wonderfully childlike people while the "Aeneid" is more stately and reserved.
She had thought she could never be coerced, but the truth was, she had never been tempted.
If the truth were known, except for the larceny, he felt a pang of envy.