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Truism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an obvious truth

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an obvious truth

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Truism'

  • Truism: A truism is a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to be hardly worth mentioning, except as a reminder or as a rhetorical or literary device, and
  • Half-Truism: "Half-Truism" is a song by American punk rock band The Offspring. The song is featured as the opening track on the band's eighth studio album Rise and

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'Truism' example sentence in quotations

* Decide on some imperfect Somebody and you will win, because the truest truism in politics is You can't beat Somebody with Nobody. - William Safire

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Truism Sample Sentences in News

  • Ghomeshi affair has opened an important dialogue
    It’s become a truism to observe that the legacy of CBC’s pop culture show Q’s fired host, Jian Ghomeshi, will be to open the doors wide to a national, even international, conversation about the extent of violence to women both outside and inside the workplace. Read more on this news related to 'Truism'
  • Shining shoes in barrooms prepared ‘Booze Traveler’ - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 PST
    Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he’s learned the hard way that tippler’s truism: “It’s ... Read more on this news related to 'Truism'
  • A clever telling of a Fool's story
    It’s Robin Hobb in John le Carré’s territory, in the spy truism and the paralysing miasma of memories. Read more on this news related to 'Truism'

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