My motive has always been to write the best, truest, and most thorough portrait of Ben Bradlee that I could muster.
The young people working in the White House are supposed to be the truest of true believers.
This is a destination in the truest sense; you come here to explore.
A look at the shocking missive from one of the truest believers.
But I think the kindest explanation, and maybe the truest, is that chefs are just wired for drug use from the start.
After ten o'clock, the coffee-stall men are the truest friends that poor humanity has.
They did not leave their homes, in the truest sense,—they brought them with them.
The Moiras were not only religious: they were cultivated, refined, patriotic in the truest sense—altogether noble and generous.
I should call him a wise man, for to find out that tune is the truest wisdom.
Dr. Drummond has achieved the truest of lyrical successes; that of singing new songs, and in a new way.
Old English triewe (West Saxon), treowe (Mercian) "faithful, trustworthy," from Proto-Germanic *trewwjaz "having or characterized by good faith" (cf. Old Frisian triuwi, Dutch getrouw, Old High German gatriuwu, German treu, Old Norse tryggr, Gothic triggws "faithful, trusty"), perhaps ultimately from PIE *dru- "tree," on the notion of "steadfast as an oak." Cf., from same root, Lithuanian drutas "firm," Welsh drud, Old Irish dron "strong," Welsh derw "true," Old Irish derb "sure."
Sense of "consistent with fact" first recorded c.1200; that of "real, genuine, not counterfeit" is from late 14c.; that of "agreeing with a certain standard" (as true north) is from c.1550. Of artifacts, "accurately fitted or shaped" it is recorded from late 15c.; the verb in this sense is from 1841. True-love (adj.) is recorded from late 15c.; true-born first attested 1590s. True-false as a type of test question is recorded from 1923.