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- n. Lack of veracity; untruthfulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of veracity; untruthfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of veracity; untruth; falsehood.
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I hope that woman in Reno will read these lines and forgive me my gracelessness and unveracity.
With the arrival of the first stampeders, Bonanza Creek woke up, and thereupon began a long-distance race between unveracity and truth, wherein, lie no matter how fast, men were continually overtaken and passed by truth.
The Alaskan gold hunter is proverbial, not so much for his unveracity, as for his inability to tell the precise truth.
The description is put into the mouth of Fray Antonio Agapidda, a fictitious chronicler invented by Irving, an unfortunate intervention which gives to the whole book an air of unveracity:
I was doomed to be quickly undeceived; and as I doubt not Harry will be giving you his own version of the affair, over a glass of wine, some three weeks hence, at the Hall, you shall know beforehand how much to allow, in this matter, for his habitual unveracity, or rather love of romance.
The _un_veracities, escorted each unveracity of them by its corresponding misery and penalty; the phantasms and fatuities, and ten-years 'corn-law debatings, that shall walk the earth at noonday, must needs be numerous!
"Sailors are notorious for their unveracity, are they not?" the lady voiced her flat conclusion in the form of a tentative query.
Thus, silly reportorial unveracity usually proves extraordinary truth a liar.
It is a misfortune to some fiction-writers that fiction and unveracity in the average person's mind mean one and the same thing.
Maria de la Concepcion rolls her eyes in an expression of grieved shock at such unveracity on the part of such a gentlemanly appearing American gentleman, and assures the Court that she was far from drunk — so far from drunk, in fact, that she had not taken even a drop.