Truism

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Truism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an obvious truth

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  • 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


  • Theater Review: Encore Theatre's 'Christmas Caroled' has great music, but also time travel troubles
    Time travel is an enticing but tricky narrative device – a storytelling truism that might come to mind if you see the world premiere production of “Christmas Caroled” at Dexter’s Encore Theatre. For you either allow a character to go... 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'
  • Five things the new Labour Party leader must do
    1. Speak softly, but carry a big stick It is a truism that New Zealand voters hanker for tough leaders - until they eventually tire of them. The new Labour leader is going to have to be one tough cookie. His or her first priority... Read more on this news related to 'Truism'

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