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gospel truth

an unquestionably true statement, fact, etc.
Origin of gospel truth
1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You don't believe me when I opens my lips to give utterance to the words of gospel truth!

    Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
  • By that means the blessed light of gospel truth was made to shine on us.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • My life on't that this lie spreads faster than any gospel truth.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • "That's gospel truth," assented the other, with a prodigious sigh.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • Nigel and his wife in return, aided by Cora, instructed them in gospel truth.

    Villegagnon W.H.G. Kingston
  • "And that's gospel truth, too," swore the other, with an oath of admiration.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • Surely if no other proof existed of the power of gospel truth to renew the heart of men, a sufficient one would be furnished here.

    Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons Arabella W. Stuart
  • Less than a month ago, I learned that every word he said was gospel truth.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • gospel truth, master, that if my eyes and ears is to be trusted I see him and I hear him!

    Ravensdene Court J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Idioms and Phrases with gospel truth

gospel truth

Something that is unquestionably true. For example, Every word he uttered was the gospel truth . The word gospel , which comes from the Old English god spel , “good news,” has been used to describe something that is thought to be as true as the biblical gospel (that is, undeniably true) since the 13th century. The current idiom originated in the 1600s, when it referred to biblical truths, and has been applied to truth of a more general nature since the late 1800s. Also see take as gospel
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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