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Word: truism

Definition: self-evident truth


Sentences Containing 'truism'

The truism stands that those who do otherwise have a sure rueful evening awaiting them.
This statement is indeed scarcely more than a truism, for if a variety were found to have a wider range than that of its supposed parent-species, their denominations would be reversed.
To those who are familiar with the original, it savours of truism or platitude to say so, for in truth there can be no thoroughly satisfactory translation of "Don Quixote" into English or any other language.

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