in truth
phrasal in accordance with fact ; actually

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In truth — Truth Truth, n.; pl. {Truths}. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe, AS. tre[ o]w?. See {True}; cf. {Troth}, {Betroth}.] 1. The quality or being true; as: (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in truth — in truth, their marriage was rocky from the start Syn: in fact, in actual fact, as it happens, in point of fact, in reality, really, actually, to tell the truth, if truth be told …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in truth — ► in truth really; in fact. Main Entry: ↑truth …   English terms dictionary

  • in truth — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in truth — adverb in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) (Freq. 7) in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire really, you shouldn t have done it a truly awful book • Syn: ↑really, ↑truly • …   Useful english dictionary

  • in truth — actually. We kept climbing but, in truth, we knew we could not reach the top of the mountain before sunset. Related vocabulary: in point of fact, in reality, as a matter of fact …   New idioms dictionary

  • in truth — formal used when saying what something is really like, or what you really think about a situation In truth, it could have been much worse for them …   English dictionary

  • in truth — in all honesty, actually, as a matter of fact …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in truth — really; in fact. → truth …   English new terms dictionary

  • in truth — adverb truthfully, to tell the truth …   Wiktionary

  • in truth — idi in reality; in fact; actually …   From formal English to slang

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