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Definition real or true
  • We were struck with the fact, that in all the mass of material of which the record is composed, there is hardly one authentic document.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There is no consensus about whether Neff's hidden message is authentic.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It was short but brimming with authentic grief and love.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • On the other hand our freedom obliges us to make something of ourselves, to live 'authentically' or 'truly.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Amongst other authentic documents, we here find a great many relating to the affairs of New England and Virginia during this period.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • I responded to her authentic and down-to-earth personality.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Las Vegas is now so contrived and artificial that it has become something authentic, a place unlike any other.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The couple watched the films together, and Oswald even told Marina that the films felt authentic.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But what is authentic about it, I keep asking Anatole.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The tower hid the older brick sections of the hospital, whose architecture felt authentic and aligned with the neighborhood.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I could hear the authentic sorrow in her voice, and I paused, unable to sum up the last couple of years into a single statement.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • A Senator from a Western state hurried up to him, hand outstretched, babbling on in what he apparently believed to be the authentic Pima tongue.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • "I appreciate you making things look authentic, but you didn't need to go that far."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • 'If I'm going to do this, I want to be authentic about it.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • They know that we like to feel that things are authentic.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • It's a good laugh, authentic, unforced; I like it, but I am feverish.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I ordered some authentic Chinese food—pig's intestines and sea slugs.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • But it was absolutely authentic, he swore; he knew for a fact Taiwanese cuckoos, especially hem-orrhoidal ones, looked and sounded precisely like that.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It's pretty authentic, actually.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I'm trying for the authentic camping experience."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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