from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who loves the truth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One devoted to the truth.
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I'd even venture to say that someone can be a "truth-lover" while at the same time placing little valuation on actually knowing and understanding the given truth themselves.
I have attempted here some hints for the truth-lover.
Saxon, 'though smacking of double dealing in a truth-lover like yourself.
I fornicate with that unclean thing, my adversaries may think, whereas your genuine truth-lover must discourse in huxleyan heroics, and feel as if truth, to be real truth, ought to bring eventual messages of death to all our satisfactions.
Christ as the life, but there is a side of Christ especially for the student: "I am the truth," and every student ought to be a truth-lover and a truth-seeker for Christ's sake.
Whom Apollo the truth-lover, the master of time, and Vulcan the father of the gods hath chosen above others by reason of his courage.