But no one ever doubted the veracity of any story about Baba.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
I’m not disputing the truth or veracity of that note of yours.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
The peddler had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn’t wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other respects.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
By the time they arrived at a wide expanse of boulders, Tommy was becoming convinced, perhaps not in the veracity of Mack’s wild story, but that they were surely following a carefully marked trail—one that could possibly have been left by Missy’s killer.
William P. Young -- The Shack
Nobody questioned the veracity of the story, at least not publicly.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
I’m pretty sure I would hand over large quantities of cash to listen to my classmates and the adorable blond pixie teacher debate the possible veracity of each of my responses: My name is Nastya Kashnikov.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
Although unimportant, that statement was not true (much later she admitted it to me, confessing that after her husband was shot by the Nazis—a truth—she had had a lover in Warsaw), and I bring the matter up not out of any priggish insistence on absolute veracity but to indicate Sophie’s guarded approach to sex.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The testimony of Mr. DOUGLASS, on this point, is sustained by a cloud of witnesses, whose veracity is unimpeachable.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The veracity of this and other reports of relatively recent Ruess sightings, needless to say, is extremely suspect.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
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Be of good heart, Planchet, you shall preserve your reputation as a veracious man.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
She was almost renowned in the congregation for this imperturbable veracity.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Do these miserable animals presume to think, that I am so degenerated as to defend my veracity?
Jonathan Swift -- Gulliver’s Travels
I doubt not the captain had this veracious picture taken for the benefit of his marines.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
I leave the gall and go for the sweet fruits promised me by my veracious Leader; but far as the centre needs must I first descend.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
Jane listened with astonishment and concern; she knew not how to believe that Mr. Darcy could be so unworthy of Mr. Bingley’s regard; and yet, it was not in her nature to question the veracity of a young man of such amiable appearance as Wickham.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
It had been her experience that the liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Magua affected to consider the expedient, which he well knew proceeded from distrust of himself, as a compliment, and made a gesture of acquiescence, well content that his veracity should be supported by so skillful a marksman as the scout.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
I answer, Were we all thoroughly convinced, that then they would be reconciled, we would put an end to them before; but this is impossible to be done: for as men’s certain convictions of truth are not equal to one another, or the weight or significancy of such veracity: so neither can a general effect of this affair be expected on this side of time.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Slaveholders pride themselves upon being honorable men; but if you were to hear the enormous lies they tell their slaves, you would have small respect for their veracity.
Harriet Jacobs -- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Lilly said she couldn’t comment on the veracity of that statement since she’d never met my grandmother.
Meg Cabot -- The Princess Diaries
But so often the practiced and chronic liar deceives only himself; it is the man who all his life has been selfconvicted of veracity whose lies find quickest credence.
William Faulkner -- Light in August
If we had the happiness of having invented this very veracious tale, and of being, in consequence, responsible for it before our Lady Criticism, it is not against us that the classic precept, ~Nec deus intersit~, could be invoked.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
He still wanted explanations, but he did not need them in order to determine the veracity of Glaedr’s claim, for in his bones, Eragon felt the truth of what Glaedr had said.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
"No," replied Elinor, most feelingly sensible of every fresh circumstance in favour of Lucy’s veracity; "I remember he told us, that he had been staying a fortnight with some friends near Plymouth."
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
Of course if you don’t accept Conway’s story, it means that you doubt either his veracity or his sanity—one may as well be frank.
James Hilton -- Lost Horizon
My Lord Gaunt married, as every person who frequents the Peerage knows, the Lady Blanche Thistlewood, a daughter of the noble house of Bareacres, before mentioned in this veracious history.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
She was not absolutely veracious; but this defect was of no great consequence, for she had never had anything to conceal.
Henry James -- Washington Square
As a matter of fact, knights errant were not persons to be believed—that is, measured by modern standards of veracity; yet, measured by the standards of their own time, and scaled accordingly, you got the truth.
Mark Twain -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
It is to be observed, that on coming to this passage, the author of this veracious history breaks out into exclamations.
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
A convenient distortion, and the least of my offenses against veracity.
Ian McEwan -- Atonement
Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader’s faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
I am not sure how to question her, without casting aspersions on the veracity of what she has set down.
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
To Have Faith In, or Trust To, or Beleeve A Man, signifie the same thing; namely, an opinion of the veracity of the man: But to Beleeve What Is Said, signifieth onely an opinion of the truth of the saying.
Thomas Hobbes -- Leviathan
But, whatever censures may be passed upon her, it is my business to relate matters of fact with veracity.
Henry Fielding -- Tom Jones
A perfectly veracious speech; but, as Isabel thought, not as perfectly timed.
Henry James -- The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
The honor committee would never question the veracity of one of its own members.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
The firm yet placid mouth, the clear veracious glance of the brown eyes, speak now of a nature that has been tested and has kept its highest qualities; and even the costume, with its dainty neatness and purity, has more significance now the coquetries of youth can have nothing to do with it.
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
The Master-at-arms never suspected the veracity of these reports, more especially as to the epithets, for he well knew how secretly unpopular may become a master-at-arms, at least a master-at-arms of those days zealous in his function, and how the blue—jackets shoot at him in private their raillery and wit; the nickname by which he goes among them (Jimmy Legs) implying under the form of merriment their cherished disrespect and dislike.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
Mrs Nickleby concluded by lamenting that the dear departed had never deigned to profit by her advice, save on one occasion; which was a strictly veracious statement, inasmuch as he had only acted upon it once, and had ruined himself in consequence.
Charles Dickens -- Nicholas Nickleby
Plainness has its peculiar temptations and vices quite as much as beauty; it is apt either to feign amiability, or, not feigning it, to show all the repulsiveness of discontent: at any rate, to be called an ugly thing in contrast with that lovely creature your companion, is apt to produce some effect beyond a sense of fine veracity and fitness in the phrase.
George Eliot -- Middlemarch
I have now told the singular, but veracious story of the Opera ghost.
Gaston Leroux -- The Phantom of the Opera
The truth detector indicates her veracity in her statements.
J.D. Robb -- Immortal in Death
A perfectly veracious speech; but, as Isabel thought, not as perfectly timed.
Henry James -- The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
Miss Stackpole was a strictly veracious reporter.
Henry James -- The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
This was a little deviation from stern veracity.
Zane Grey -- The Call of the Canyon
If he needs me to believe him, he has his own way of showing his veracity.
Megan Whalen Turner -- Queen of Attolia
An impressive claim, that, but how can we be sure of its veracity?
Christopher Paolini -- Inheritance
/Real/ means genuine; /really/ is an assurance of veracity.
Henry L. Mencken -- The American Language
This was partly veracity on our hero’s part, but it was also partly charity.