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Definition quality of being real or true
  • The court confirmed the authenticity of the Anne Frank diary.
authenticity = quality of being real or original
  • The candidate's authenticity makes her stand out.
  • authenticity = quality of being real or true — as contrasted to putting on an act
  • Was the authenticity of the painting confirmed?
  • authenticity = quality of being real or original
  • There's no doubt about the authenticity, for the name and the date
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • 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
  • authenticity = the quality of being real or true
  • It fit the requirements of authenticity, traceability.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • But something was out of place, disrupting the authenticity.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • And by using my name we lend a certain authenticity for Sheng Chou Yang.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But what proof have I of their authenticity?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • "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
  • Its authenticity is beyond question.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I aim for absolute authenticity.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Errtu continued his scan for a clue of Drizzt's authenticity.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • He watched her, debating the authenticity of those tears.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A few minutes ago I didn't have any means, only authenticity, but that gap has just been filled.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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