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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALF-TRUTH

From them the thoughtful will learn how to complete a 'half-truth' often reiterated.

The half-truth is—that Bettina loves me, and that I must not break her heart.

Billy's denial, his hesitation, his half-truth all looked suspicious to him.

There is nothing so dangerous as a half-truth; it is worse than a whole lie.

But the statement is happily only the half-truth, which is almost a complete falsehood.

This is a good basis for finding a half-truth in Bburs statement.

He may tell a half-truth and obscure the rest by his brevity.

This is a half-truth, and like all half-truths it conceals a most dangerous fallacy.

"Well, there is at least a half-truth in what you say also, Mr. Ripon," said Schuabe.

Superficially it is a very telling one, because there is nothing so insidious as a half-truth.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from half + truth.

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