from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Real; true.
- adjective Soft; smooth.
- noun Truth; reality.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Truth; reality; fact.
- noun Soothsaying; prognostication.
- noun Cajolery; fair speech; blandishment.
- Truly; truthfully.
- In sooth; indeed: often used interjectionally.
- Being in accordance with truth; conformed to fact; true; real.
- Truthful; trustworthy; reliable.
- Soothing; agreeable; pleasing; delicious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Obs. or Scot. True; faithful; trustworthy.
- rare Pleasing; delightful; sweet.
- noun Archaic Truth; reality.
- noun obsolete Augury; prognostication.
- noun obsolete Blandishment; cajolery.
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- noun archaic
- adjective archaic
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- noun truth or reality
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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A shrine where saints and scholars met And held aloft the torch of truth Lies smouldering 'neath fair Brabant's skies, A ruined heapwar's prize in sooth 1 The Pilates of Teutonic blood That fired the brand and flung the bomb Now wash their hands of evil deed, While all the world stands ghast and dumb.
The Ethiopian runner hath brought word to me in sooth
The Sage hath praised. 314 A fool, in sooth, grows wise
A noble king in sooth, to suffer thyself to be so imposed on!
Rejoined she, Speak and look thou speak soothly; for sooth is the ark of safety, and beware of lying, for it dishonoureth the liar and God-gifted is he who said: — ‘Ware that truth thou speak, albe sooth when said
For she in sooth had bidden me to that which might not be, — ‘An if thou swive me not forthright, as one should swive his wife,
She said, ‘By Allah, O good damsel, in sooth death were easier to me than what hath betided me; for it seemed as though I should be slain and no power could save me.
So he went and stood before her, and she said: "Though as yet thou hast had no welcome here, and no honour, it hath not entered into thine heart to flee from us; and to say sooth, that is well for thee, for flee away from our hand thou mightest not, nor mightest thou depart without our furtherance.
Sooth of byrdes) A kind of sooth saying vsed in elder tymes, which they gathered by the flying of byrds; First (as is sayd) niuented [invented] by the Thuscanes and from them deriued to the Romanes, who (as is sayd in Liuie) were so supersticiously rooted in the same, that they agreed that euery Noble man should put his sonne to the Thuscanes, by them to be brought vp in that knowledge.
Just come into my warm embrace, rest your tired and bruised head on my shoulder while I sooth your pain and make those nasty policy-weecy people go away forever.