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Saturday, January 23, 2010

veritable

\VER-ih-tuh-bul\ , adjective;
1.
Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.
Quotes:
Oh, there was a terrible storm that night, she says. "There was thunder and lightning and the rain fell in torrents, the streets turned into rushing rivers and veritable cascades. No one dared to go out . . ."
-- Hannah Green, Little Saint
. . .spiritual heights which may be just as veritable as the streets and gutters.
-- H.O.Taylor,
One historian described the Glendale Narrows as a "veritable jungle of cactus . . . and other growth that early pioneers had never dared to travel through, even on horseback."
-- Blake Gumprecht, The Los Angeles River
Origin:
Veritable derives from Latin veritas, "truth," from verus, "true."
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