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Saturday, March 21, 2009

veracity

\vuh-RAS-i-tee\ , noun;
1.
truthfulness
2.
truth
Quotes:
Veracity is the heart of morality.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley,
The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Origin:
by 1623, from French véracité,from Middle Latin veracitatem/veracitas "truthfulness," from Latin verax/ veracis "truthful," from verus "true"
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