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truth Sentence Examples

  • The truth was so painful.

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  • To tell the truth, I did it because I was pissed off at him over my losing Annie.

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  • He spoke the truth, just as her father lied to her.

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  • Tell him the truth hurt more than she thought.

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  • Could there be truth to Mary's suspicions.

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  • Any truth is better than make-believe.

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  • If anyone could handle the truth, Wynn could.

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  • He was too hard and cold to offer much in that way, but he spoke the truth softly and then kissed her hungrily.

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  • In truth, destiny is like the web of a black widow.

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  • The whole truth didn't sound nearly as bad as part of the conversation.

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  • I was getting very good at evading the truth without actually lying.

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  • It's the truth only no one will come out and say it.

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  • What truth would he possess?

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  • The truth came to her suddenly.

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  • He was using the truth to hammer down her resistance and his power to seduce her.

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  • My heart was full of tears, for I love the beautiful truth with my whole heart and mind.

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  • That is a hard truth, but a truth nonetheless.

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  • And truth is a force for peace.

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  • 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.

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  • The truth is, I like your companionship - and I'd like my parents to meet one of my best friends.

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  • In truth, it was the one place in the house where she felt safe and comfortable when she wasn't with Damian.

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  • "You've started to admit the truth to yourself," he added.

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  • "My sorcery does tell the truth!" declared the thorn-covered man.

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  • She soft-peddled her answers, knowing to tell the truth would only upset him further.

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  • "You want the truth," she said and drew a deep breath.

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  • The beautiful truth burst upon my mind--I felt that there were invisible lines stretched between my spirit and the spirits of others.

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  • She means everything so thoroughly that her very quotations, her echoes from what she has read, are in truth original.

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  • The truth was he never fully stopped, because he couldn't.

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  • The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.

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  • Common sense tells us the obvious is usually where the truth rests and the obvious is either Fitzgerald or someone in the Dawkins family.

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  • There was too much truth in them for his comfort.

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  • If the truth were known, except for the larceny, he felt a pang of envy.

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  • The truth is, I know very little about bicycles.

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  • 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.

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  • Now that the truth was out, maybe it wouldn't be so difficult to live in the same apartment now.

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  • Miss Sullivan's methods were so good that even without the practical result, any one would recognize the truth of the teacher's ideas.

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  • The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it and invent ridiculous embellishments.

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  • Truth be known, he felt a small measure of relief, at least until he opened the mail to a flurry of bills.

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  • Even so, she had never suspected the truth – the drugs.

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  • Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.

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  • The guy had plenty of time to carve the truth out of him.

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  • Julie wants desperately to come back east but Howie wants to talk to Martha and learn the truth before he leaves.

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  • Then you learned the truth when he talked in his sleep.

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  • He did nothing but hide the truth from you.

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  • Made you face the truth before the first day was out.

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  • Made you face the truth before the first day was out.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.

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  • Even if she managed to save the souls and win Gabriel, the truth was going to ruin everything.

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  • That's the truth, the real truth, said Timokhin.

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  • Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man.

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  • But see here, to tell the truth, Aunt...

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  • Tell me the truth now, aren't you enjoying the ride?

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  • 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.

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  • Unless she could make the truth … bearable.

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  • The truth was, he bought the clinic and their home with money he inherited.

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  • They saw that all these fables taught some great truth, and they wondered how Aesop could have thought of them.

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  • The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.

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  • We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.

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  • In truth, the raw information funneled to us was transmitted as received after passing through our office.

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  • "To tell you the truth, between ourselves, God only knows what state our left flank is in," said Boris confidentially lowering his voice.

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  • In truth, Alex felt the full responsibility of being a role model.

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  • 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.

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  • She felt that Sonya was speaking the truth, that there was such love as Sonya was speaking of.

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  • "How can you show me that you are telling the truth?" said Davout coldly.

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  • On the other hand, if Sarah was telling the truth, there was another side to Giddon - a loyal brother.

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  • 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.

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  • Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.

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  • She had thought she could never be coerced, but the truth was, she had never been tempted.

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  • She felt the truth in his words, perhaps because their souls had touched when they first met the day before.

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  • 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.

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  • But to tell the truth, I find myself at present somewhat less particular in these respects.

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  • I will tell you the truth, Andrew... is Father's way of treating religious subjects.

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  • It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.

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  • Just tell the truth, Randy.

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  • "All that supposition is based on her telling you the truth," Cynthia pointed out.

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  • She'd told him the truth, because she wanted them to have a relationship built on trust and love.

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  • In the sorting through of the facts from a multiplicity of new sources, truth can be determined.

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  • "The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid we may wish to imbibe," he said.

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  • But this man knows the truth and, if he wished to, could disclose it to me.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • And there is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent.

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  • But when truth conquered, theology established itself just as firmly on the new foundation.

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  • I know you're trying to stay fashionably thin, but the truth is...

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  • 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.

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  • The truth of his words made her last meager attempt at resistance melt.

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  • The human side of her hated his tone and the truth of his words more.

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  • 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.

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  • I think her story had enough of a ring of truth that I believed her.

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  • He has, in truth, behaved very strangely ever since we came to Brewster.

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  • To tell the truth, I don't need her, and she's even in my way.

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  • Oh, how I would guard him, how I would tell him the truth, how I would unmask his deceivers!

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  • No one can attain to truth by himself.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "I have the honor to report to you the actual truth," said Alpatych.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • His resolve lasted until she spoke, and he saw the truth of her words and the expression on her face.

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  • 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.

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  • As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.

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  • 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.

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  • And there he was to prove the truth of his words.

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  • I thought how strange it was that such precious seeds of truth and wisdom should have fallen among the tares of ignorance and corruption.

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  • "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.

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  • Why have you, who do not believe in the truth of the light and who have not seen the light, come here?

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  • You see a reign of goodness and truth on earth, but I don't see it.

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  • You say you can't see a reign of goodness and truth on earth.

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  • 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.

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  • If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.

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  • It's the real truth I'm telling you, I saw it myself.

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  • But the truth is, most chain restaurants offer healthy alternatives.

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  • It is unknown whether there is any truth to the rumor that the hotel is haunted.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • The novelty of Truth endowed her with special strength, but now we need much more powerful methods.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Maybe it would hurt Sarah's feelings less if she simply told the truth.

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  • She couldn't have been farther from the truth.

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  • I want you to tell me the truth.

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  • Tell me the truth.

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  • For telling the truth.

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  • The words were swift and emotional and she had no doubt he spoke the truth.

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  • You can play dumb because it's the truth.

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  • I won't, if you mind daddy and tell me the truth.

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  • All I want is the truth.

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  • I was torn between hanging up and telling the truth.

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  • You're feeding him information that he somehow accepts as truth.

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  • It took a moment for her to register the truth.

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  • I'm glad you told Gabriel the truth.

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  • It was a rare event for Fred to speak of his past, especially when it sounded like a hint of the truth.

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  • He added, "just like we're trusting that Martha is telling the truth."

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  • Do you want to hear the sugar-coated-whipped-cream-on-top version or the truth?

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  • Perhaps it's best we never do know the truth.

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  • Wynn said to tell Gabriel the truth.

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  • She needed to tell him the truth.

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  • There was more that he wasn't saying, and she suspected he was protecting her from the truth.

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  • Unfortunately, he realized he would rather have told the goddess version of her the truth than the fragile human.

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  • Before she went, she owed him the truth.

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  • And boy-howdy, was that the truth.

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  • Do you want to know the truth?

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  • He paused, grappling with the truth.

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  • The truth comes out eventually.

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  • Her reaction – and what he'd read in her mind – left him unable to deny an uneasy truth.

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  • Admitting the truth out loud was worse than he expected.

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  • Darkyn wins now if you don't figure out this simple truth.

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  • You think I told her the truth?

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  • "If there is any part of you that believes she'll accept the truth if it comes from me, then you're the worst judge of character I know," Gabriel replied drily.

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  • Her mental wheels began to move again as she grappled with not only what he'd done, but why Andre and Gabriel – who knew the truth long before she did – chose now to have it revealed to her.

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  • Tell this nice man the truth, she said, meeting the twinkling brown eyes.

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  • Sasha had told him many things before to try to break him, but this time, he sensed the truth behind the words.

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  • By the look on Ileana's face, Katie knew Rhyn spoke the truth.

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  • Rhyn clenched his jaw, hearing the truth in Kiki's words.

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  • Maybe that's the truth of it.

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  • There was truth in everything Jared said.

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  • She wanted to be offended by his comment but suspected he spoke the truth.

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  • In truth, he had noticed that Hannah looked like the first Ancient.s mate ever found, Lilith.

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  • If Sasha was telling the truth, the chances of her being alive weren.t good.

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  • "She speaks the truth," he replied as he strode into the house.

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  • A'Ran frowned at the truth in his uncle's words.

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  • It is not like you to keep the truth from me.

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  • He speaks the truth.

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  • "I just told 'em the truth," he continued, his mouth half full.

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  • Let him write the truth.

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  • But, in truth, I think it's sort of exhilarating!

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  • Do you think it's possible to keep the truth from Claire?

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  • There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.

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  • I think that awful man Mr. Shipton told her the truth about Annie.

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  • My circumstances are without solution and his life would be ruined if the world were to know the truth of our love.

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  • I know I shouldn't say it, but it's the truth.

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  • While she denied any knowledge of her phone number being in Shipton's room, Dean questioned if she was telling the truth.

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  • Has your sister given any indication Shipton might have told her the truth about Annie Quincy?

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  • If she knows the truth about Annie's past, she isn't admitting it.

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  • Please, don't tell Donnie the truth about how I died.

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  • She looked up, as if believing the truth of what her husband was saying for the first time.

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  • So tell me, what was truth and what was fiction?

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  • In truth, his intentions were honorable.

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  • Her expression confirmed the truth.

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  • And I have a million questions, you can't hold anything back, I want the whole truth, no more lying, ever.

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  • The truth is I am very attracted to you and I thought you shared that attraction.

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  • Jackson knew he had to give her something or she would burst, and, truth be told, he was proud of her for acting so casually when he knew every fiber of her being wanted to jump up and down screeching, 'Tell me, tell me!'.

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  • He desperately wanted to have this last night untainted by the truth they would face tomorrow.

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  • And now the moment of truth is upon us.

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  • Nothing could be further from the truth.

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  • The truth is, he probably likes being a salesman, and why not?

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  • The truth was it was nice having someone even act interested.

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  • The truth is, you've been a lot of help to us.

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  • He said he wanted her, but in truth, he was still involved with the past.

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  • In truth, she had never kissed any man like that, and it troubled her that he might think she was easy.

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  • He admired Alex for his courage - and he thought Alex might be telling the truth.

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  • It was the truth.

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  • But no one had warned her about the truth.

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  • He'd wanted to admit the truth, in hopes she'd talk to him—and trust him—as she had the Guardian.

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  • I told no one the truth, because I feared what that would mean.

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  • He said nothing, aware the creature before him wasn't capable of communicating a truth in a way most others could understand.  Death was from a time before time.  He would never understand what she saw when she looked out over humanity and saw its Past, Present, Future, and the soul of each human that ever lived.  The size of her vision rendered her unique interpretations puzzling, even to him.

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  • In Hell, Hannah had been crying since Toby started to tell her the truth.

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  • Unable to sleep without knowing the truth, Toby huddled beneath the jungle leaves and stretched his senses until he found Katie.  He couldn't put her in more danger, if there was something wrong with Ully.  She was close enough for him to find when he needed to.  If he kept some distance between him and Katie, he could figure out what was wrong with Ully without endangering her more.

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  • In truth, it might not have altered my decision, but it's a little late for holding millennia-old grudges, Kris explained.

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  • Yeah, well...that's the truth, sort of.

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  • Hearing the whole truth makes me falter a bit when I think about what happened.

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  • Monica grumbled that Segal was more interested in selling papers than the truth so if he wanted to kill her that was fine with her.

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  • That's God's honest truth.

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  • To tell the truth, I didn't think I'd ever hear from him.

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  • If you'd spend as much time chasing after the truth as you do trying to convince your gut instincts they're wrong maybe we'd get somewhere.

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  • Am I too weak—too stupid to handle the truth?

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  • While he had no business clogging up her life with a potpourri of unsubstantiated garbage, it was equally unfair to have a relation­ship while holding back the truth from someone you cared for.

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  • Now that his opportunity for a future with her was blown, she at least deserved the truth and he would find it.

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  • You needed to find the truth.

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  • The truth was, though, that Brutus had taken to Alex almost the first day – as soon as Carmen assured him Alex was a friend, not a foe.

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  • There was no point in hiding the truth.

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  • As Mom used to say, truth hurts, but surely silver tongued Alex could have found a less contentious way of saying it.

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  • There was no point in trying to conceal the truth now.

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  • In that moment she faced the agonizing truth.

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  • She didn't want to acknowledge there might be truth to anything he said except for one: she couldn't dig a grave.

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  • Darian considered the words, well aware of the same truth.

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  • I'll tell you the truth, Jenn.

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  • She wasn't sure whether to trust him or not but nodded, praying he was telling the truth.

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  • The information Jonny revealed about one of the worlds being destroyed was too crazy for her not to find out the truth.

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  • I ask you a question, you answer with the honest truth.

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  • Was there no truth to the widespread beliefs?

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  • "But he speaks the truth, Taran," Vara added.

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  • She grated her teeth, sensing the truth in his words.

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  • Alex was quite a treasure and she was proud of him, but the truth was, this was the first time she had been in charge of anything so detailed and she wanted his support.

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  • She stared at him, squelched by the truth.

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  • But it did happen and now she knew the truth.

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  • For what, telling her the truth about you?

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  • Was all that the truth?

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  • When they were first married she said she wanted him to wear the pants, but that wasn't the truth.

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  • The truth is, if someone had asked me if I was ready for another dog yet, I probably would have said no.

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  • The truth was, he hadn't been all that interested in any he'd met so far.

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  • To tell you the truth, I think they're a little reluctant to sell it.

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  • Clara thought the stranger's interest was personal, but she couldn't be farther from the truth.

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  • But the truth is, there's nothing stopping either of them from striking in the same spot repeatedly.

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  • "With some people, the truth is too scary," Jessi said.

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  • "Truth or Dare, without the dare?" she mused.

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  • You have to tell the truth that no one else knows.

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  • "You want to know the truth?" he asked.

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  • For their sake, Xander subdued the lethal instinct that made him want to snatch Jessi, haul her away somewhere quiet and do whatever it took to pull the truth from her.

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  • He hadn't told Jessi the entire truth about the gem.

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  • His dislike of the truth was clear.

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  • Benjamin Hoadly, the newly-appointed bishop of Bangor, scented the opportunity and wrote a speedy and able reply, Preservative against the Principles and Practices of Non-Jurors, in which his own Erastian position was recommended and sincerity proposed as the only test of truth.

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  • The neutralization of acids by bases affords many illustrations, known even before the atomic theory, of the truth of the statement.

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  • The ideal truth within us, constituting the inner life that is studied by philosophers, becomes transmuted by the facts of history into assured reality.

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  • Here he sometimes attains, even in details, to divinations of the truth afterwards confirmed by new documents and later research.

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  • His successor Alchred claimed descent from Ida, but Simeon of Durham appears to doubt the truth of his claim.

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  • In truth, not so large a proportion of the endowment of All Souls was derived from this source as was that of New College.

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  • There is some truth in the satire, but it wholly misrepresents her rupture with Chopin.

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  • For power and range of imagination, for freshness and vividness of conception, for truth and originality of presentation, few Roman poets can compare with him when he is at his best.

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  • Macaulay imputes this reduction to Hastings as a characteristic act of financial immorality; but in truth it had been expressly enjoined by the court of directors, in a despatch dated six months before he took up office.

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  • Hastings recorded in an official minute that he had found Francis's private and public conduct to be "void of truth and honour."

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  • The plane surfaces and XX are composed of a bronze of very close texture, which appears capable of receiving a finish having almost the truth and polish of an optical surface.

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  • At the Cape of Good Hope, after more than 200,000 pointings had been made, the screw-errors were redetermined; the results proved the truth of the above conclusions, viz.

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  • Dryden, while compelled to honour him as an upright judge, overwhelmed his memory with scathing, if venal, satire; and Dryden's satire has been accepted as truth by later historians.

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  • He had expressed an opinion that the true art of memory was not to be gained by technical devices, but by a philosophical apprehension of things; and the cardinal de Berulle, the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, was so struck by the tone of the remarks as to impress upon the speaker the duty of spending his life in the examination of truth.

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  • " I can say with truth," he writes to the princess Elizabeth, 9 " that the principle which I have always observed in my studies, and which I believe has helped me most to gain what, knowledge I have, has been never to spend beyond a very few hours daily in thoughts which occupy the imagination, and a very few hours yearly in those which occupy the understanding, and to give all the rest of my time to the relaxation of the senses and the repose of the mind."

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  • Such are the four points of Cartesian method: (1) Truth requires a clear and distinct conception of its object, excluding all doubt; (2) the objects of knowledge naturally fall into series or groups; (3) in these groups investigation must begin with a simple and indecomposable element, and pass from it to the more complex and relative elements; (4) an exhaustive and immediate grasp of the relations and interconnexion of these elements is necessary for knowledge in the fullest sense of that word.4 " There is no question," he says in anticipation of Locke and Kant, " more important to solve than that of knowing what human knowledge is and how far it extends."

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  • He will therefore devote all his care to examine and distinguish these three means of knowledge; and seeing that truth and error can, properly speaking, be only in the intellect, and that the two other modes of knowledge are only occasions, he will carefully avoid whatever can lead him astray."

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  • The God of Descartes is not merely the creator of the material universe; he is also the father of all truth in the intellectual world.

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  • Through the truthfulness of that God as the author of all truth he derives a guarantee for our perceptions in so far as these are clear and distinct.

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  • In truth therefore these attributes do not belong to body at all; and if we go on in the same way testing the received qualities of matter, we shall find that in the last resort we understand nothing by it but extension, with the secondary and derivative characters of divisibility and mobility.

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  • Pascal and other members of Port Royal openly expressed their doubts about the place allowed to God in the system; the adherents of Gassendi met it by resuscitating atoms; and the Aristotelians maintained their substantial forms as of old; the Jesuits argued against the arguments for the being of God, and against the theory of innate ideas; whilst Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721), bishop of Avranches, once a Cartesian himself, made a vigorous onslaught on the contempt in which his former comrades held literature and history, and enlarged on the vanity of all human aspirations after rational truth.

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  • The Rules for the Direction of the Mind, The Search for Truth by the Light of Nature, and other unimportant fragments, published (in Latin) in 1701.

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  • Reason is in his idea not the individual reason, but the fountain of natural truth, whose chief channels are the various systems of heathen philosophy, and more especially the thoughts of Plato and the methods of Aristotle.

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  • He is said to have convinced their king Sigeberht of the truth of Christianity by his arguments, and at his request sent Cedd, a brother of Ceadda, on a mission to Essex.

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  • In truth the new movement of religious thought and feeling which started from the fall of the Hebrew state took two distinct lines, of which Ezekiel and the anonymous 3 G.

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  • The document is entitled "Secrett Inventionis, proffitabill and necessary in theis dayes for defence of this Iland, and withstanding of strangers, enemies of God's truth and religion," a and the inventions consist of (1) a mirror for burning the enemies' ships at any distance, (2) a piece of artillery destroying everything round an arc of a circle, and (3) a round metal chariot, so constructed that its occupants could move it rapidly and easily, while firing out through small holes in it.

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  • In the preface to a German translation of Bonnet's essay on Christian Evidences, Lavater publicly challenged Mendelssohn to refute Bonnet or if he could not then to "do what wisdom, the love of truth and honesty must bid him, what a Socrates would have done if he had read the book and found it unanswerable."

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  • Now we know that Cyrus was buried at Pasargadae and if there is any truth in the statement that the body of Cambyses was brought home " to the Persians " his burying-place must be sought somewhere beside that of his father.

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  • This view ignores that man has ideals of absolute value, truth, beauty, goodness, that he consciously communes with the God who is in all, and through all, and over all, that it is his mind which recognizes the vastness of the universe and thinks its universal law, and that the mind which perceives and conceives cannot be less, but must be greater than the object of its knowledge and thought.

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  • The man who lives for fame, wealth, power, may be satisfied in this life; but he who lives for the ideals of truth, beauty, goodness, lives not for time but for eternity, for his ideals cannot be realized, and so his life fulfilled on this side of the grave.

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  • The assertion by the Queensland authorities that there are 50,000 aborigines in that state is a crude estimate, and may be far wide of the truth.

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  • The truth is, pastoralists for the most part carried on their industry trusting very greatly to luck, not making any special provisions against the vicissitudes of the seasons.

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  • At all events, during the first months of the reign of Artaxerxes I., he was the ruling power in the state (therefore the chronographers wrongly reckon him as king, with a reign of seven months), until Artaxerxes, having learned the truth about the murder of his father and his brother, overwhelmed and killed Artabanus and his sons in open fight.

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  • He was marked by the modesty of true genius, and his life was given to the single-minded pursuit of truth.

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  • A Bohemian priest, sceptical of the doctrine of transubstantiation, was convinced of its truth by the appearance of drops of blood on the host he was consecrating.

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  • God, who is the cause of the concomitance of bodily and mental facts, is in truth the sole cause in the universe.

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  • our chief of men, who through a cloud Not of war only, but detractions rude, Guided by faith and matchless fortitude, To peace and truth thy glorious way hast ploughed,.

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  • It was a vain attempt to clothe the truth in lies.

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  • In 1653 he had made the astonishing proposal to the Dutch that England and Holland should divide the habitable globe outside Europe between them, that all states maintaining the Inquisition should be treated as enemies by both the proposed allies, and that the latter "should send missionaries to all peoples willing to receive them, to inculcate the truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Gospel."

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  • These crude ideas of Cromwell's character were extinguished by Macaulay's irresistible logic, by the publication of Cromwell's letters by Carlyle in 1845, which showed Cromwell clearly to be "not a man of falsehoods, but a man of truth"; and by Gardiner, whom, however, it is somewhat difficult to follow when he represents Cromwell as "a typical Englishman."

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  • This result was apparently confirmed by some independent experiments, but it Is very far from the truth, for it is now known that the actual ratio, or factor as it is commonly called, of the velocity of the wind to that of the cups depends very largely on the dimensions of the cups and arms, and may have almost any value between two and a little over three.

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  • But experiment shows that in this condition much of the violin part sounds incomplete; and the truth appears to be that Haydn is thinking, like any modern composer, of the opposition of two solid bodies of tone - the pianoforte and the stringed instruments.

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  • A priest, saying mass at the church of Santa Catarina at Bologna, was troubled, after the consecration, with grave doubts as to the truth of the doctrine of transubstantiation.

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  • These words seem to contain the mere truth: Francis's peculiar religious genius was probably not adapted for the government of an enormous society spread over the world, as the Friars Minor had now become.

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  • In 1902 there were 23,098 boats, manned by 101,720 men, and the total catch was valued at just over half a million sterlingaccording to the government figures, which are certainly below the truth.

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  • The truth is that no period in Italian history was less really glorious than that which came to a close in 961 by Berengar II.s cession of his rights to Otto the Great.

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  • In truth, the papacy and the empire had become irreconcilable.

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  • It had further revealed to them that truth, which once grasped can never be forgotten, that, despite differences of climate, character and speech, they were in all essentials a nation.

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  • He observes with truth that Natural Theology, if you remove from it the idea of subordination to Christianity as (claiming to be) a special revelation, tends to pass into a philosophy of religion.

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  • It Simplifi- is possible for Christians to work out natural theology in separate detail; but we cannot wonder if they rarely attempt the task, believing as they do that they have a fuller revelation of religious truth elsewhere.

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  • There are some principles which, as soon as they are presented to the mind and correctly grasped, must be assented to; we see the truth!

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  • But intuitionalism claims to allege a higher certainty; everything (or every change) must have a cause - this is not merely actual fact but necessary truth.

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  • 2 Any attempt to treat " cause " as pointing to a truth here, but inadequately, would lead us beyond intuitionalism into some phase of idealism.

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  • If there arises a system of philosophy in which all truths are grasped in unity, and it is seen that the principles of things must be what they are, such a philosophy will give us in perfection the idealistic conception of reality and the idealistic guarantees of truth which Kant gave brokenly.

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  • If philosophy is able to fill up that programme, it justifies itself; it raises all belief to necessary truth;.

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  • If this conception is ".4lecha regarded as full and absolute truth, it involves materialism.

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  • Everything is to be exhibited, in outline or in essence, as the working of necessary truth.

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  • The effect of this point of view in regard to moral perceptions is that they represent an important relative truth, but that philosophy " passes " beyond them " into a higher region, where imputation of guilt is " absolutely " meaningless " 2 - enseits des Guten and Bosen.

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  • More peculiarly his own is Hegel's great doctrine The of contradiction, whereby opposing views of truth " rank as stages in one progressive definition.

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  • It is profoundly unsatisfactory to regard mechanism as the whole ultimate truth.

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  • If it is ultimate truth in its own region, that region cannot be accepted as more than half the entire universe of reality (common sense intuitionalism; dualism).

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  • In the light of that truth, a reformed intuitionalism might justify itself.

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  • (The senses are so far from truth that we must be content with reaching probability.) In Cicero's De Natura Deorum the burden of theism rests mainly on the Stoic interlocutor.

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  • The truth is, that all truth is uncertain !

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  • He nowhere formally argues for the truth of theism.

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  • He will not waste time upon triflers who deny what he thinks, in the light of the (empiricist!) Design argument, an absolutely clear truth.'

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  • On the other hand, no Christian, and perhaps no theist, is interested in maintaining that Butler grasps the whole truth.

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  • Kant takes for granted that we cannot sum up these imperfect conceptions in a wider reconciling truth.

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  • Finally the Ontological argument sums up the truth in the two previous arguments, and gives it worthier utterance in its vision of the philosophical Absolute.

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  • This is the last word of religious truth, though pure philosophy stands still higher.

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  • should reach truth, beauty or goodness, but (2) we do, therefore (3) there must be a God outside the process, overruling and counteracting the natural tendencies of the human mind.

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  • The fact - assumed without any attempt at justification by argument - that, in spite of the multitude of logical reasons for scepticism, we do know, truth and beauty, makes Balfour a theist.

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  • There must be a God who can miraculously endow the irrational mind of man with truth - so runs the new.

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  • Granted that, ideally, scientific knowledge ought to be able to demonstrate all truth, is it safe, or humane, for a being who is imperfectly started in the process of knowledge to fling away with scorn those unanalysed promptings and misgivings " Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing.

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  • But although mature study has established the truth of this proposition it was not always so.

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  • - Of Leibnitz's immediate followers we may mention Lessing, who in his Education of the Human Race brought out the truth of the process of gradual development underlying: human history, even though he expressed this in a form inconsistent with the idea of a spontaneous evolution.

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  • Nature (says Zeller) is to Hegel a system of gradations, of which one arises necessarily out of the other, and is the proximate truth of that out of which it results.

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  • In truth, Schopenhauer's conception of the world as the activity of a blind force is at bottom a materialistic and mechanical rather than a spiritualistic and teleological theory.

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  • Both Darwin and Wallace lay great stress on the close relation which obtains between the existing fauna of any region and that of the immediately antecedent geological epoch in the same region; and rightly, for it is in truth inconceivable that there should be no genetic connexion between the two.

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  • Numerous wild hypotheses as to changes in the constitution of the host-plant, leading to supposed vulnerability previously non-existent, would probably never have seen the light had the full significance of the truth been grasped that an epidemic results when the external laciors favor a parasite somewhat more than they do the host.

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  • circare, to go round in a circle, to explore), the act of searching into a matter closely and carefully, inquiry directed to the discovery of truth, and in particular the trained scientific investigation of the principles and facts of any subject, based on original and first-hand study of authorities or experiment.

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  • It does not seem that any maritime trade followed these discoveries, and indeed it is doubtful whether his contemporaries accepted the truth of Pytheas's narrative; Strabo four hundred years later certainly did not, but the critical studies of modern scholars have rehabilitated the Massilian explorer.

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  • Granting this is a general truth, it must yet be acknowledged as a special fact, that in fossil birds we have as yet but scanty means of arriving at any precise results which will justify bold generalization in the matter of avine distribution.

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  • It is therefore just as much the business of the zoogeographer, who wishes to arrive at the truth, to ascertain what groups of animals are wanting in any particular locality (altogether independently of its extent) as to determine those which are forthcoming there.

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  • In the same year he published Ober die Freiheit der Wissenschaft, in which he maintained the independence of science, whose goal was truth, against authority, and reproached the excessive respect for the latter in the Roman Church with the insignificant part played by the German Catholics in literature and philosophy.

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  • Accustomed freely and fearlessly to investigate whatever came before him, and swayed by a scrupulous dread of insincerity, he was doomed to long and anxious hesitation concerning some of the fundamental points of theology before arriving at a firm conviction of the truth of Christianity.

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  • The Hegelian identity of being and thought is also abandoned and the truth of realism acknowledged, an attempt being made to exhibit idealism and realism as respectively incomplete but mutually complementary systems. Ulrici's later works, while expressing the same views, are 1 :trgely occupied in proving the existence of God and the soul from the basis of scientific conceptions, and in opposition to the materialistic current of thought then popular in Germany.

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  • The distinction, in truth, went on till the advantage turned to the side of the plebeians.

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  • The truth of the matter is rather that the circumstances of most modern commonwealths have been unfavourable to the preservation, and still more to the growth, of privileged bodies.

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  • Thomas Arnold, criticizing Edward Hawkins, appeals rather to the atonement as deeper neglected truth.

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  • There the progress of truth, within whatever limits, is manifest.

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  • But if evolution is to be the whole truth regarding Christianity, we should have to surrender both supernatural revelation and divine redemption.

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  • It is no longer suggested in responsible quarters that they are party documents sacrificing truth to " tendency."

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  • Weinel); the church supernaturally guided (R.C. apologetic; in a modified degree High Church apologetic); essential - not necessarily exclusive - truth of Paulinism, essential error in first principles of Catholicism (Protestant apologetic).

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  • A Strange Truth, appears to call for special attention.

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  • This was true enough, but there is truth also in the remark of Prof. Sanday ("Eucharist" in Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible) that Providence even in its revolutions is conservative.

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  • C. Conybeare, Rituale Armenorum, (Oxford, 1905; it contains the oldest Latin and Greek forms), The Key of Truth (Oxford, 1898), and art.

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  • The truth probably lies somewhere between these two sharply contrasted traditions.

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  • 6 Though this be an interpolated gloss (Thenius, Budde), it states a significant truth as Kautzsch clearly shows, op. cit.

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  • Even more insistently does Isaiah present the great truth of God's universal sovereignty.

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  • It may with truth be said that after Jeremiah we discern the parting of the ways.

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  • Again his Gifford Lectures are devoted to the proof of the truth of Christianity on grounds of right reason alone.

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  • His remains were laid in the burial place of the Sheffield family, Fletching, Sussex, where an epitaph by Dr Parr describes his character and work in the language at once of elegance, of moderation and of truth.

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  • It was always patent that what he was chiefly concerned with was the substance and the life of Christian truth, and that his whole energies were employed in this inquiry because his whole heart was engaged in the truths and facts which were at stake.

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  • Wandering over the earth in search of her daughter, Demeter learns from Helios the truth about her disappearance.

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  • asserted (1688); Truth Unveiled, to which is added a short Treatise on.

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  • Wollaston starts with the assumption that religion and morality are identical, and labours to show that religion is "the pursuit of happiness by the practice of truth and reason."

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  • When, however, he had succeeded in extracting from the sources a general idea that seemed to him clear and simple, he attached himself to it as if to the truth itself, employing dialectic of the most penetrating, subtle and even paradoxical character in his deduction of the logical consequences.

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  • He was a diligent seeker after the truth, and was perfectly sincere when he informed a critic of the exact number of "truths" he had discovered, and when he remarked to one of his pupils a few days before his death, "Rest assured that what I have written in my book is the truth."

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  • It was begun by Ugolino Vieri of Siena in 1337, and was made to contain the Holy Corporal from Bolsena, which, according to the legend, became miraculously stained with blood during the celebration of mass to convince a sceptical priest of the truth of the doctrine of transubstantiation.

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  • As one of those who fear the Lord in truth and in patience, he looks forward to the punishment of all sinners who oppress the righteous and profane the sanctuary.

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  • 22) states, with perfect truth, that neither the Lord nor his apostles enjoined the keeping of this or any other festival.

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  • It is probably impossible to recover the whole truth either as to Crichton's death or as to the extent of his attainments, which were so quickly elevated into legendary magnitude.

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  • On the practical side, mysticism maintains the possibility of direct intercourse with this Being of beings - intercourse, not through any external media such as an historical revelation, oracles, answers to prayer, and the like, but by a species of ecstatic transfusion or identification, in which the individual becomes in very truth " partaker of the divine nature."

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  • Hence " negative theology," which ascends from the creature to God by dropping one after another every determinate predicate, leads us nearest to the: truth.

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  • The distinguishing characteristic of scholasticism is the acceptance by reason of a given matter, the truth of which is independent of rational grounds, and which remains a presupposition even when it cannot be understood.

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  • This externality of religious truth to the mind is fundamental in scholasticism, while the opposite view is equally fundamental in mysticism.

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  • The appeal is still to the individual, who, if not by reason then by some higher faculty, claims to realize absolute truth and to taste absolute blessedness.

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  • It would be much nearer the truth to take both as types of a thoroughgoing rationalism.

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  • The argument from the sudden disappearance of persons in a position to know something of the truth is of a less convincing character.

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  • for the emigres) as well as it suited the revolutionary government, and no serious attempt was made by the royal family to ascertain the truth, though they paid none of the tributes to the memory of the dead king which might reasonably have been expected, had they been convinced of his death.

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  • There is general truth in what was once said by a high authority to the effect that, while there will be something dignified in the humblest Rajput, there will be something mean in the highest Mahratta.

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  • His immense learning served him rather as a storehouse of illustrations, or as an armoury out of which he could choose the fittest weapon for discomfiting on opponent, than as a quarry furnishing him with material for building up a completely designed and enduring edifice of systematized truth.

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  • Indeed, he had very limited faith in the human mind as an instrument of truth.

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  • In his inaugural address he used significant words, the truth of which was soon manifested in his case: "In the field of observation chance only favours those who are prepared."

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  • In character Turgot was simple, honourable and upright, with a passion for justice and truth.

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  • He was deliberately educated as an apostle, but it was as an apostle of reasoned truth in human affairs, not as an apostle of any system of dogmatic tenets.

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  • Like Plato, the elder Mill would have put poets under ban as enemies of truth, and he subordinated private to public affections.

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  • Because all accept the same methods of investigation, the same tests of truth.

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  • Mill remarks that the uncertainty hanging over the very elements of moral and social philosophy proves that the means of arriving at the truth in those sciences are not yet properly understood.

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  • Mill could now feel that his main work was accomplished; he remained, however, on the alert for opportunities of useful influence, and pressed on with hardly diminished enthusiasm in his search for useful truth.

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  • In the fifth of his early essays he asserted that the method a priori is the only mode of investigation in the social sciences, and that the method a posteriori "is altogether inefficacious in those sciences as a means of arriving at any considerable body of valuable truth."

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  • When he wrote his Logic he had learned from Comte that the a posteriori method - in the form which he chose to call "inverse deduction" - was the only mode of arriving at truth in general sociology; and his admission of this at once renders the essay obsolete.

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  • In economic affairs the argument post hoc propter hoc never leads to the whole truth, and is frequently quite misleading.

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  • In the history of economics or the biography of Ricardo it is of interest to show that he anticipated later writers, or that his analysis bears the test of modern criticism; but no economist is under any obligation to defend Ricardo's reputation, nor is the fact that a doctrine is included in his works to be taken as a demonstration of its truth.

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  • Some doctrines of the earlier economists, such as the Wages Fund Theory, are now practically abandoned, though it may be said that they contained a certain amount of truth.

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  • Pope John, who had excommunicated Bruce, was addressed by the parliament of Arbroath in April 1320 in a letter which compared Bruce to a Joshua or Judas Maccabaeus, who had wrought the salvation of his people, and declared they fought "not for glory, truth or honour, but for that liberty which no virtuous man will survive."

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  • The atmosphere around him was a dangerous one for a philosopher and theologian to breathe, but he kept his spiritual health unimpaired, and even his sense of truth suffered less injury than was the case with most of his contemporaries.

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  • Origen's apologetic is most effective when he appeals to the spirit and power of Christianity as an evidence of its truth.

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  • The British government did not know the whole truth; but, knowing the character of Napoleon, it saw that peace was as dangerous as war.

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  • Napoleon himself at last divined that truth.

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  • Many of the works relating to Napoleon's detention at St Helena are perversions of the truth, e.g.

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  • The truth was indeed obscured for a time by persistent prejudices in favour of certain alien Mediterranean races long known to have been in relation with the Aegean area in prehistoric times, e.g.

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  • At the same time a class of men arose interested in these forms for their own sake, professional lawyers Bence, but also "poisons, nay destroys, the divinest feeling in man, the sense of truth," and the belief in sacraments such as the Lord's Supper, a piece of religious materialism of which "the necessary consequences are superstition and immorality."

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  • Nitzsch's name was subsequently dismissed by Cuvier without a word of praise, and in terms which would have been applicable to many another and inferior author, while Temminck, terming Naumann's work an " ouvrage de luxe "-it being in truth one of the cheapest for its contents ever published-effectually shut it out from the realms of science.

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  • Carrying on the work from the anatomical point at which he had left it, correcting his errors, and utilizing to the fullest extent the observations of Keyserling and Blasius, to which reference has already been made, Muller, though hampered by mistaken notions of which he seems to have been unable to rid himself, propounded a scheme for the classification of this group, the general truth of which has been admitted by all his successors, based, as the title of his treatise expressed, on the hitherto unknown different types of the vocal organs in the Passerines.

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  • These three systems are essentially identical; but, plausible as they may be at the first aspect, they have been found to be practically useless, though such of their characters as their upholders have advanced with truth deserve attention.

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  • At the same time he states that authors who have occupied themselves with the sternum alone have often produced uncertain results, especially when they have neglected its anterior for its posterior part; for in truth every bone of the skeleton ought to be studied in all its details.

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  • Though this narrative is a mixture of truth and fiction, it may be said with certainty that a thorough study of the philosophy of Peripatetics and Pythagoreans, Stoics and Platonists, brought home to Justin the conviction that true knowledge was not to be found in them.

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  • On the other hand, he came to look upon the Old Testament prophets as approved by their antiquity, sanctity, mystery and prophecies to be interpreters of the truth.

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  • He then draws a positive demonstration of the truth of his religion from the effects of the new faith, and especially from the excellence of its moral teaching, and concludes with a comparison of Christian and Pagan doctrines, in which the latter are set down with naïve confidence as the work of demons.

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  • As the main support of his proof of the truth of Christianity appears his detailed demonstration that the prophecies of the old dispensation, which are older than the Pagan poets and philosophers, have found their fulfilment in Christianity.

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  • A third part shows, from the practices of their religious worship, that the Christians had in truth dedicated themselves to God.

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  • In truth, owing to its isolated position on the very verge of Italy, and to its close connexion with the East, Venetian architecture was an independent development.

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  • In this view there is certainly some truth, but it is much exaggerated.

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  • Erskine had little interest in the "historical criticism" of Christianity, and regarded as the only proper criterion of its truth its conformity or nonconformity with man's spiritual nature, and its adaptability or non-adaptability to man's spiritual needs.

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  • His principal works are Remarks on the Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion (1820), an Essay on Faith (1822), and the Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel (1828).

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  • Against the common view that miracles can attest the truth of a divine revelation Gerhard maintained that " per miracula non possunt probari oracula "; and Hopfner returns to the qualified position of Augustine when he describes them as praeter et supra naturae ordinem."

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  • As regards the first point, it is now generally held that miracles are exceptions to the order of nature as known in our common experience; and as regards the second, that miracles are constituent elements in the divine revelation, deeds which display, the divine character and purpose; but they are signs and not merely seals of truth.

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  • While we cannot deny, we have no ground for affirming the truth of this theory.

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  • This congruity of the miracle with divine truth and grace is the answer to Matthew Arnold's taunt about turning a pen into a pen-wiper or Huxley's about a centaur trotting down Regent Street.

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  • The leader of modern historians, he was in truth a man of the ancien regime.

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  • There are conflicting accounts of the plots and counterplots and of the court intrigues, the relative truth of which will probably never be known.

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  • In truth the appeal of Alexius had set free forces in the West which were independent of, and even ultimately hostile to, the interests of the Eastern empire.

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  • It would be almost truer, though only half the truth, to say that the clergy gave the name of Crusade to sanctify interests and ambitions which, while set on other ends than those of the Church, happened to coincide in their choice of means.

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  • The dissolution of feudalism, the development of towns, the growth of scholasticism, all these and much more have been ascribed to the Crusades, when in truth they were concomitants rather than results, or at any rate, if in part the results of the Crusades, were in far larger part the results of other things.

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  • Into the legendary overgrowth of the First Crusade we cannot here enter any further 2; but it is perhaps worth while to mention that the French legend of the Third Crusade equally perverted the truth, making Richard I.

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  • The truth of the matter, however, has been expressed by Cervantes, through the mouth of the Canon in Don Quixote: " There is no doubt there was such a man as the Cid, but much doubt whether he achieved what is attributed to him."

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  • Whatever were his qualities as a fighter, the Cid was but indifferent material out of which to make a saint, - a man who battled against Christian and against Moslem with equal zeal, who burnt churches and mosques with equal zest, who ravaged, plundered and slew as much for a livelihood as for any patriotic or religious purpose, and was in truth almost as much of a Mussulman as a Christian in his habits and his character.

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  • Whichever may have been the truth, his succession was confirmed by the army and the senate.

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  • The evidence in favour of Gauden's authorship rests chiefly on his own assertions and those of his wife (who after his death sent to her son John a narrative of the claim), and on the fact that it was admitted by Clarendon, who sould have had means of being acquainted with the truth.

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  • All listened devoutly to a discourse delivered with an emphatic slowness and penetrating beneath the letter of the Law to the spiritual truth that lay hidden within.

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  • At sunrise, turning to the east, they prayed that the light of truth might illumine their minds, and then returned to their studies.

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  • The senses with their changing and inconsistent reports cannot cognize this unity; it is by thought alone that we can pass beyond the false appearances of sense and arrive at the knowledge of being, at the fundamental truth that "the All is One."

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  • Eckhart is in truth the first who attempted with perfect freedom and logical consistency to give a speculative basis to religious doctrines.

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  • (c) The epistle shows the same panoramic, pictorial, dramatic conception of Christian truth which is everywhere characteristic of Paul.

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  • Nature myths have been entwined with other episodes in the epic and finally the theologians took up the combined stories and made them the medium for illustrating the truth and force of certain doctrines of the Babylonian religion.

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  • During the conflict between Paganism and Christianity when many Christians "testified" to the truth of their convictions by sacrificing their lives, the word assumed its modern technical sense.

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  • Impressed by the formalism and deadness of contemporary Christianity (of which there is much evidence in the confessions of the Puritan writers themselves) he emphasized the importance of repentance and personal striving after the truth.

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  • There is evidence to show that the arrangement for this " publishing of Truth" rested mainly with Fox, and that the expenses of it and of the foreign missions were borne out of a common fund.

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  • The great stress which they laid upon this aspect of Christian truth caused them to be charged with unbelief in the current orthodox views as to the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the person and work of Christ, a charge which they always denied.

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  • Braithwaite in The First Publishers of Truth.

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  • Friends have always held that the attempt to enforce truthspeaking by means of an oath, in courts of law and elsewhere, tends to create a double standard of truth.

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  • " People swear to the end that they may speak truth; Christ would have men, speak truth to the end they might not swear " (W.

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  • The Book of Discipline in its successive printed editions from 1783 to 1906 contains the working rules of the organization, and also a compilation of testimonies borne by the Society at different periods, to important points of Christian truth, and often called forth by the special circumstances of the time.

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  • Other works which may usefully be consulted are the Journals of John Woolman, Stephen Grellet and Elizabeth Fry; also The First Publishers of Truth, a reprint of contemporary accounts of the rise of Quakerism in various districts.

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  • In 1827 Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers' appeared.

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  • But Blair seems right in believing that this number, though probably correct for an earlier period, is much under the truth for the age to which it is assigned.

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  • The whole of antiquity seemed precious in the eyes of its discoverers; and even a thinker so acute as Pico di Mirandola dreamed of the possibility of extracting the essence of philosophical truth by indiscriminate collation of the most divergent doctrines.

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  • He held that philosophy consists in the study of truth and wisdom, and that God alone is truth and wisdom, - so that philosophy is but religion, and true religion is genuine philosophy.

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  • 24), with perfect truth, that it is no longer possible to determine with any certainty when he lived and legislated.

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  • He whom we hear in the Gathas has had to face, not merely all forms of outward opposition and the unbelief and lukewarmness of adherents, but also the inward misgivings of his own heart as to the truth and final victory of his cause.

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  • Ormazd is light and life, and creates all that is pure and good - in the ethical world of law, order and truth.

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  • He worships and serves false gods, being unable to distinguish between truth and lies.

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  • To these ecclesiastical precepts and expiations belong in particular the numerous ablutions, bodily chastisements, love of truth, beneficial works, support of comrades in the faith, alms, chastity, improvement of the land, arboriculture, breeding of cattle, agriculture, protection of useful animals, as the dog, the destruction of noxious animals, and the prohibition either to burn or to bury the dead.

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  • Some additional discoveries were described by Marc Antonio Boldetti in his Osservazioni, published in 1720; but, writing in the interests of the Roman Church with an apologetic, not a scientific object, truth was made to bend to polemics, and little addition to our knowledge of the catacombs is to be gained from his otherwise important work.

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  • Without resorting to this exaggeration, Mommsen can speak with perfect truth of the " enormous space occupied by the burial vaults of Christian Rome, not surpassed even by the cloacae or sewers of Republican Rome," but the data are too vague to warrant any attempt to define their dimensions.

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  • Starting with the firmest belief in the old traditional view, his own researches by degrees opened his eyes to the truth, now universally recognized, that the catacombs were exclusively the work of the Christians, and were constructed for the interment of the dead.

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  • Nothing can be farther from the truth.

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  • " If the law simply consists of ordinary expressions and narratives, such as the words of Esau, Hagar, Laban, the ass of Balaam or Balaam himself, why should it be called the law of truth, the perfect law, the true witness of God ?

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  • In it he discusses the "notes" which distinguish Catholic truth from heresy, and (cap. 2) lays down and applies the famous threefold test of orthodoxy - quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus credi-tum est.

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  • It was there stated that, on the most favourable estimate, the normal deficit of the Turkish treasury was T2,725,000, (upwards of £T,1,700,000 below the truth as now declared.) and the following observations were appended: " This budget represents the normal situation of Ottoman finance; it does not tally with the budget published in 1897, which was prepared with a special object in view, and was obviously full of inaccuracies, nor indeed does it agree with figures which could be officially obtained from the Porte.

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  • More intimate relations with western Europe and a pretty general study of the French language and literature, together with the steady progress of the reforming tendency fairly started under Mahmud II., resulted in the birth of the new or modern school, whose objects are truth and simplicity.

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  • During the early morning of the 13th the reports brought to Napoleon at Gera partially cleared up the situation, though the real truth was very different from what he supposed.

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  • The truth is that the days were too short and the roads too bad for Napoleon to carry out the full purpose his "general advanced guard " was intended to fulfil.

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  • In these he seems suddenly to have cut adrift from every principle the truth of which he had himself so brilliantly demonstrated, and we find him discussing plans based on hypothesis, not knowledge, and on the importance of geographical points without reference to the enemy's field army.

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  • By the 13th of June he had learnt the truth, and sailed for Gibraltar under the erroneous impression that the French admiral would return to Toulon.

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  • In one considerable comic fragment attributed to him - the description of a coquette - there is great truth and shrewdness of observation.

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  • He was in truth the Sicilian bee, and, plucking the flowers of the prophetic and apostolic meadow, he produced a wonderfully pure knowledge in the souls of the listeners."

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  • He is the first to bring all the culture of the Greeks and all the speculations of the Christian heretics to bear on the exposition of Christian truth.

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  • The difference between the two, in Clement's judgment, was that the Greek philosophers had only glimpses of the truth, that they attained only to fragments of the truth, while Christianity revealed in Christ the absolute and perfect truth.

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  • It was through possessing somewhat of this Reason that the philosophers attained to any truth and goodness; but in Christians he dwells more fully and guides them through all the perplexities of life.

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  • He sought the truth from whatever quarter he could get it, believing that all that is good comes from God, wherever it be found.

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  • Various charges had been brought against him by his enemies, among them that of illiteracy, the truth of which is borne out by the crudeness of his style, and is fully admitted by the writer himself.

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  • Which of these conflicting views represents the truth still remains uncertain.

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  • With the truth or falsehood of these doctrines we are not here concerned; but that the revived vestments are chiefly valued because of their doctrinal significance the clergy who use them would be the last to deny.

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  • In spite of many errors, especially in Greek history, in which he had to depend upon secondhand information, the work of Baronius stands as an honest attempt to write history, marked with a sincere love of truth.

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  • Sarpi, in urging Casaubon to write against Baronius, warns him never to charge or suspect him of bad faith, for no one who knew him could accuse him of disloyalty to truth.

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  • "A ma.n may be a heretic in the truth," says Milton in his Areopagitica (1644), "if he believes things only because his pastor says so, or the Assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.

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  • This assumes that every philosophical truth is already contained somewhere in the existing systems. If, however, as it would surely be rash to deny, there still remains philosophical truth undiscovered, but discoverable by human intelligence, it is evident that eclecticism is not the only philosophy.

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  • But though a formula of this type has no physical significance, and cannot be accepted as an equation to the actual curve of W and B, it is, nevertheless, the case that by making the index e =1.6, and assigning a suitable value to r t, a formula may be obtained giving an approximation to the truth which is sufficiently close for the ordinary purposes of electrical engineers, especially when the limiting value of B is neither very great nor very small.

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  • The truth appears to be that a hardened steel rod generally behaves like one of iron or soft steel in first undergoing extension under increasing magnetizing force, and recovering its original length when the force has reached a certain critical value, beyond which there is contraction.

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  • It was essentially the revelation or manifestation of the truth of God.

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  • But Laplace unquestionably surpassed his rival in practical sagacity and the intuition of physical truth.

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  • In theology, reason, as distinguished from faith, is the human intelligence exercised upon religious truth whether by way of discovery or by way of explanation.

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  • Thus, in the Republic, van is the faculty which apprehends necessary truth, while 60 a (opinion) is concerned with phenomena.

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  • The truth is that the extent to which national honour is involved depends on factors which have nothing to do with the immediate subject of complaint.

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  • Though but faintly pictured in the Vedic hymns, he is there invoked with Ormazd, or Ahuramazda, the god of the sky, and is clearly a divinity of light, the protector of truth and the enemy of error and falsehood.

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  • He was thus a deity of the realms of air and light, and, by transfer to the moral realm, the god of truth and loyalty.

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  • In the domain of history we have first the old Sienese chronicles, which down to the 14th century are so confused that it is almost impossible to disentangle truth from fiction or even to decide the personality of the various authors.

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  • A rare capacity for tedious work, a dour Catonian rectitude, a passion for truth, pride, irritability at criticism and independence of character, are the marks of Herculano as a man.

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  • Or we might say with equal truth that the philosophy of St Thomas is Aristotle Christianized.

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  • In truth, his Realism was of a somewhat uncritical type.

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  • But the Platonically conceived proof of the being of God contained in the Monologion shows that Anselm's doctrine of the universals as substances in things (universalia in re) was closely connected in his mind with the thought of the universalia ante rem, the exemplars of perfect goodness and truth and justice, by participation in which all earthly things are judged to possess these qualities.

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  • Hugo of St Victor (1097-1141) St Victor declares that " the uncorrupted truth of things cannot and the be discovered by reasoning."

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  • A pupil of The Scotus, he carried his master's criticism farther, and Twofold denied that any theological doctrines were rationally Truth.

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  • The principle of the twofold nature of truth 1 thus embodied in Occam's system was unquestionably adopted by many merely to cloak their theological unbelief; and it is significant of the internal dissolution of Scholasticism.

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  • The harmony of reason and faith had given place to the doctrine of the dual nature of truth.

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  • That it formed the starting-point, and largely prescribed the course of thought on the subject of planetary origin is due to the simplicity of its assumptions, and the clearness of the mechanical principles involved, rather than to any cogent evidence of its truth.

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  • By assuming the truth of the associative law of multiplication, and taking account of the reducing formulae for binary products, - 'el ' 'e2 ' 'e3 we may construct derived units of the third, fourth ...

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  • Nothing can be further from the truth than the once favourite theory that instincts are the survivals of lapsed reasoning processes.

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  • He also found time for philosophical speculations, and in 1830 he published his Inquiries concerning the Intellectual Powers of Man and the Investigation of Truth, which was followed in 1833 by a sequel, The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings.

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  • The chief of them, written against Calvinism, are Five Checks to Antinomianism, Scripture Scales to weigh the Gold of Gospel Truth, and the Portrait of St Paul.

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  • The truth that underlies the tradition is that the collection is essentially the hymn-book of the second Temple,' and it was therefore ascribed to David, because it was assumed, as we see clearly from Chronicles, that the order of worship in the second temple was the same as in the first, and had David as its father: as Moses completed the law of Israel for all time before the people entered Canaan, so David completed the theory and contents of the Temple psalmody before the Temple itself was built.

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  • When the bitter truth was at length realized, the British flag was dragged through the dust of Pretoria streets by outraged Englishmen.

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  • But the truth was that the Boers thought they stood to gain by fighting, while the British, though not expecting war, and acting up till the last month or so on the assumption that serious military preparations were either unnecessary or sufficiently unlikely to be necessary to make them politically inexpedient, had with no less confidence committed themselves to a policy which was impracticable on peaceful terms.

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  • There appears, however, to be no truth in the report that Bayezid succeeded in bribing the pope to have Jem poisoned.

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  • In 1828 a colony of them settled in Russian Armenia, bringing with them a book called the Key of Truth, which contains their rites of name-giving, baptism and election, compiled from old MSS., 1 we know not when.

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  • The Key of Truth teaches that after the fall Adam and Eve and their children were slaves of Satan until the advent of the newly created Adam, Jesus Christ.

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  • attests among the Paulicians of the early 6th century, and for which the Key of Truth provides a form.

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  • The Syriac text is rendered from a Greek original of unknown age, which from its complete correspondence with the Key of Truth may be judged to have been a Paulician writing.

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  • But in the Key of Truth there is little trace of extreme hostility to Peter.

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