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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALF TRUTH

A little reflection will show that this opinion is only a half truth.

Half truth as this was, it was more sincere than such confidences are apt to be.

But it is only a half truth, and it should not be mistaken for the whole truth.

It was a half truth, exaggerated, but it had not a happy effect on Vera.

That is true, just as much as every half truth is true, but the other half is also true.

It had flashed upon her that no half truth would satisfy Ewing.

But it is a half truth at least, for moisture cannot condense on nothing.

There are many other proverbs that contain at least a half truth.

The first count was sufficiently maddening because it was a half truth.

You are now face to face with the most perplexing of sophistries—the half truth.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from half + truth.

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