"But it's true all the same," he went onwhen they got outside, almost as if hehad not broken his speech.
Restoration of true Religion andGovernment on their first principle,v.285.
True love will go with us into Heaven,Blanche: it can never die, nor beforgotten.
Nothing so true as what you once let fall,“Most women have no characters at all.”
Never lose sight of Angus, and try tokeep him safe and true.
True ; but you shall judge whether I havenot reason to be alarmed.
This is so true that debts are, inpleasantry, spoken of as a sign of anation's progress.
The author has a true eye, a quickimagination, and a fascinating pen.
He never goes astray, being guided by ahappy and true instinct.
He endeavoured to be true, at once, tothe king and to the church.
true O.E. triewe (W.Saxon), treowe(Mercian) "faithful, trustworthy," fromP.Gmc. *trewwjaz "having orcharacterized by good faith" (cf. O.Fris.triuwi, Du. getrouw, O.H.G. gatriuwu,Ger. treu, O.N. tryggr, Goth. triggws"faithful, trusty"), perhaps ultimately fromPIE *dru- "tree," on the notion of"steadfast as an oak." Cf., from sameroot, Lith. drutas "firm," Welsh drud, O.Ir.dron "strong," Welsh derw "true," O.Ir.derb "sure." Sense of "consistent withfact" first recorded c.1200; that of "real,genuine, not counterfeit" is from late14c.; that of "agreeing with a certainstandard" (as true north) is from c.1550.Of artifacts, "accurately fitted or shaped"it is recorded from late 15c.; the verb inthis sense is from 1841. Truism "self-evident truth" is from 1708, first attestedin writings of Swift. True-love (adj.) isrecorded from late 15c.; true-born firstattested 1590s. True-false as a type oftest question is recorded from 1923.