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Word: veritable

Definition: being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary


Sentences Containing 'veritable'

A veritable witness have you hitherto been, Ishmael; but have a care how you seize the privilege of Jonah alone; the privilege of discoursing upon the joists and beams; the rafters, ridge-pole, sleepers, and under-pinnings, making up the frame-work of leviathan; and belike of the tallow-vats, dairy-rooms, butteries, and cheeseries in his bowels.
Albert, who was a great smoker, and who had considered it no small sacrifice to be deprived of the cigars of the Cafe de Paris, approached the table, and uttered a cry of joy at perceiving some veritable puros.
Despite the discrepancies between the author’s ideal and the Soviet reality, authorities managed to paint him as "a materialist, an active fighter against autocratic tyranny, and a veritable forefather of Bolshevism."
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza had not merely found favour, but had already become, what they have never since ceased to be, veritable entities to the popular imagination.
He made his way along the corridors through force of habit; he threw aside his magisterial robe, not out of deference to etiquette, but because it was an unbearable burden, a veritable garb of Nessus, insatiate in torture.
His book became the veritable reference source of American dispensationalist thought.
However, in 1985, this veritable political dynasty (termed the Big Blue Machine by observers) came to an end when the minority government of Davis' successor, Frank Miller, was defeated in the legislature by an alliance between the Liberal Party of David Peterson and the left-wing New Democratic Party (NDP) of Bob Rae after the PCs won a plurality but not a majority of seats in the provincial election.
In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
It came to most of us as a surprise that an electric current has magnetic properties and transforms a coil into a veritable magnet.
Local sales were supplemented by sales to San Francisco Bay area farmers' markets and to wholesalers such as Veritable Vegetables and Greenleaf Produce Two more sons were born, but in 1990 the couple suffered a marital breakup leaving Kathleen to manage the business.
On November 8, 1946, shortly before he was to be repatriated to Soviet authorities, which was a veritable death sentence, Granovsky was granted asylum by King Gustaf V of Sweden.
Peyote cactus is much revered by the Huichol, a veritable gift from the Gods.
poor Tashtego--like the twin reciprocating bucket in a veritable well, dropped head-foremost down into this great Tun of Heidelburgh, and with a horrible oily gurgling, went clean out of sight!
Strange to say, he stood up for her as if she were in earnest his veritable born lady; to such a pass had his unholy books brought him.
The Mosque of Uqba, one of the few religious buildings of Islam has remained intact almost all of its architectural and decorative elements, is due to the richness of its repertoire which is a veritable museum of Islamic decorative art and architecture.
The rivalry between Narciso and Evaristo reaches its height in a dance night at the courtyard that ends in a veritable camp battle.
When we came, at last, within a stage of London, and passed the veritable Salem House where Mr. Creakle had laid about him with a heavy hand, I would have given all I had, for lawful permission to get down and thrash him, and let all the boys out like so many caged sparrows.
With 4% annual production growth expected between 2010 and 2030, shale gas has been "a veritable game changer" for the United States.

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