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  • n. conformity to reality or actuality


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  • Neil knew that, in the view of most Brazilians, their countryman Alberto Santos-Dumont was the true Father of Aviation, not the Wright brothers.

    First Man

  • Musically they are the highest achievement of the old Christian composers, and should always be referred to when it is desired to give specimens of the true Gregorian Chant; whilst as literature, Battifol, speaking of the responds of the "Proprium de Tempore", which are older than the others, compares them to the chorus dialogues of classical Greek tragedy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • They were of varying effectivenessthe special actions group became the true locus of interagency crisis coordination, whereas Secretary Laird effectively resisted defense program committee efforts to get leverage on defense budget decisions.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Three centuries later the Benedictines of St. Maur and the Bollandists were still engaged in sifting out the true from the false in patristic literature, in hagiology, in the story of the foundation of local churches.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • You see, this is the true power of experiential marketing: Even if LAURA BROWN did not exist, a clever marketer surely would have invented her.

    Experiential Marketing

  • Dante triumphs as the supreme Catholic singer; St. Thomas Aquinas cannot be dethroned from his sovereignty as the Angelic Doctor, still, as regards faith and philosophy, he is the true "master of those that know".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Once when she was debating the true value of a particular beet with a shrewish farmwife she caught a glimpse of black out the corner of her eye that was deeper than those of the suits around her—and was that a flash of tail?


  • To each Prosper appended a brief responsio and concluded the treatise with fifteen corresponding sententiae, setting forth what he held to be the true doctrine.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Israel was to listen to the true Prophets, and not to heed the false but rather to extirpate them, even had they the appearance of miracle-workers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Thomassinus favour a supernatural ownership by which God Himself was regarded as the true proprietor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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