CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1. naked truth 赤裸裸的事实.
2. falsehood, truth: 上面两个词是希腊神话中的两个小女子，falsehood(丑）和truth 洗澡后，偷了truth 的衣服，而truth 则不穿falsehood 的衣服.
- truth: see true
- truth (n.)
- Old English triewð (West Saxon), treowð (Mercian) "faith, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty; veracity, quality of being true; pledge, covenant," from triewe, treowe "faithful" (see true (adj.)), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
Sense of "something that is true" is first recorded mid-14c. Meaning "accuracy, correctness" is from 1560s. English and most other IE languages do not have a primary verb for for "speak the truth," as a contrast to lie (v.). Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested in the 1952 U.S. presidential election campaign.
At midweek the Republican campaign was bolstered by an innovation--the "truth squad" ..., a team of senators who trailed whistle-stopping Harry Truman to field what they denounced as his wild pitches. ["Life," Oct. 13, 1952]
Let [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. [Milton, "Areopagitica," 1644]
- 1. He told some lies and sometimes just embroidered the truth.
- 2. She called the verdict a victory of truth over falsehood.
- 3. They can't destroy truth without destroying each and every one of us.
- 4. We want to get at the truth. Who killed him? And why?
- 5. We set out to find the truth behind the mystery.
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