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veracity
used in Gulliver's Travels

6 uses
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Definition
truthfulness
  • Do these miserable animals presume to think, that I am so degenerated as to defend my veracity?
    Introductory Sections (92% in)
  • There is an air of truth apparent through the whole; and indeed the author was so distinguished for his veracity, that it became a sort of proverb among his neighbours at Redriff, when any one affirmed a thing, to say, it was as true as if Mr. Gulliver had spoken it.
    Introductory Sections (11% in)
  • This gentleman treated me with kindness, and desired I would let him know what place I came from last, and whither I was bound; which I did in a few words, but he thought I was raving, and that the dangers I underwent had disturbed my head; whereupon I took my black cattle and sheep out of my pocket, which, after great astonishment, clearly convinced him of my veracity.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (98% in)
  • And, as truth always forces its way into rational minds, so this honest worthy gentleman, who had some tincture of learning, and very good sense, was immediately convinced of my candour and veracity.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (95% in)
  • The captain, a wise man, after many endeavours to catch me tripping in some part of my story, at last began to have a better opinion of my veracity.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (88% in)
  • [The author's veracity.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (91% in)

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