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  • confirm the authenticity of the painting
  • The candidate’s authenticity makes her stand out.
  • There’s no doubt about the authenticity, for the name and the date
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I offer them the Commandant’s remaining letter only to find myself arguing with them over its authenticity for ten minutes.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • If Risa had had a piece of chewing gum, she would have popped a bubble somewhere in there to add more authenticity.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I aim for absolute authenticity.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He watched her, debating the authenticity of those tears.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Pleased by her reception, she delivered her rendition of the witches’ scene from Macbeth with such macabre passion and blood-chilling authenticity that the children without exception grew restless, wide-eyed, and frightened.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I remember the catalogue from the first show, done on a mimeo machine, smeared and illegible, its poverty a badge of authenticity.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Tomorrow, bring a write-up of your discoveries, and believe me, I’m going to check for authenticity.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • What I contend for is the authenticity of the outline.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • That would give me something to cling to in the surreal world of the arena where the authenticity of everything is to be doubted.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Now, however, he was forced to acknowledge their authenticity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "There’s no doubt about the authenticity, for the name and the date, 1647, are on the back of the canvas."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Historians could not possibly confirm its authenticity.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • If this young person should produce her letters for blackmailing or other purposes, how is she to prove their authenticity?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The author makes no claims for the authenticity of the recording.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • You’ve done your research, gathering the facts —historical, social, climatic, culinary—that will give your story its feel of authenticity.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Scholarship has cast doubts on the authenticity of Book 24.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Because the authenticity of the diary had been challenged ever since its publication, the Institute for War Documentation ordered a thorough investigation.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • They have the ring of authenticity.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • But besides all this, in order that the instrument may not be contested, I am anxious to give it the greatest possible authenticity, therefore, one of my colleagues will help me, and, contrary to custom, will assist in the dictation of the testament.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • You of all people should realize the authenticity of-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Its authenticity is beyond question.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But what proof have I of their authenticity?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • If they had merely glimpsed the statue through a car window at sixty miles per hour, they could only have made a wild guess at its authenticity.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Euthanasia, Mr. Purser, is something like your will-power: I doubt its authenticity as a scientific term—begging your pardon again.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • In this crowd of assimilated, careerist black and Hispanic kids, it is he, Cedric-king of the Ballou nerds, bottom of the Southeast D.C. pecking order-who can claim a particular brand of racial authenticity.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In proof of the authenticity of this legendary renown, Hepzibah could have exhibited the shell of a great egg, which an ostrich need hardly have been ashamed of.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Cicero, when he buried his darling and only daughter, had a heart as full of honest grief as poor Tom’s,—perhaps no fuller, for both were only men;—but Cicero could pause over no such sublime words of hope, and look to no such future reunion; and if he had seen them, ten to one he would not have believed,—he must fill his head first with a thousand questions of authenticity of manuscript, and correctness of translation.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The Chronicle of Saint Denis, and the authenticity of its information is beyond question, leaves us no room for doubt on that point.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Thus you are not ignorant of the singularly aphrodisiac effect produced by the Nepeta cataria, vulgarly called catmint, on the feline race; and, on the other hand, to quote an example whose authenticity I can answer for.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It swung from its leather loop for a moment, such a little boring river stone, but no one in the room doubted its authenticity.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • And by using my name we lend a certain authenticity for Sheng Chou Yang.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It fit the requirements of authenticity, traceability.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The Holy Father has an entire office at the Vatican devoted to analyzing alleged miracles and passing judgment on their authenticity.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The alleged note (for there were those who questioned its authenticity and the motives of the British and American governments in disclosing it at that particular time) proposed a scheme to align Mexico and Japan against the United States.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I promised the Persian to do so as soon as I had time, and I may as well tell the reader at once that the results of my investigation were perfectly satisfactory; and I hardly believed that I should ever discover so many undeniable proofs of the authenticity of the feats ascribed to the ghost.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Friendly negotiations, which have only just now terminated, have been proceeding since this instrument came into our hands, and, as there is no doubt of its authenticity, and the witnesses have been discovered (after some trouble), the money has been refunded.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Like his appreciation of her dear little stepdaughter it was based partly on his eye for decorative character, his instinct for authenticity; but also on a sense for uncatalogued values, for that secret of a "lustre" beyond any recorded losing or rediscovering, which his devotion to brittle wares had still not disqualified him to recognise.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • But the authenticity of the tale is suspect among Lincoln scholars.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • But something was out of place, disrupting the authenticity.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • They were the things a hoaxer would not think of, and they were evidence of authenticity to me.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Errtu continued his scan for a clue of Drizzt’s authenticity.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • "The book in which we find it is sufficient proof of its authenticity," he replied.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Of course, that year Bill Clinton’s Arkansas accent had its own persuasive authenticity.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • A few minutes ago I didn’t have any means, only authenticity, but that gap has just been filled.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Advokat Giannini, the recording will be examined, and I will require a technical opinion to verify its authenticity.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "Although proving authenticity might be a problem, since you don’t have the original paper . still, I’m sure they would be worth something."
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
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