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Loyal or faithful to, as in
She knew he'd be true to his marriage vows
, or, as Shakespeare had Polonius tell Hamlet, “This above all, to thine own self be true” (
Conforming to or consistent with, as in
The speech was true to the party platform
True to type, he died while working at his desk
true to life
. Consistent with reality, realistically represented, as in
This painting is very true to life
true to form
, see under
run to form
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