Thesaurus / ring true
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I will read you one of the best of them and then tell you why it does not seem to me to ring true.
"I shall die if I do," Margaret Elizabeth declared; but somehow the assertion failed to ring true.
THE LITTLE RED CHIMNEYMARY FINLEY LEONARD
They are new and keen, and they ring true when you strike them.
JOYCE OF THE NORTH WOODSHARRIET T. COMSTOCK
The old-fashioned sea-yarns of Captain Marryat ring true as far as they go, but they do not go far enough.
PIKE & CUTLASSGEORGE GIBBS
The woman before her was shabby enough to be a beggar, but her plea did not ring true.
There was a note in her voice which did not ring true—a good-naturedly mocking note, which accorded ill with the words themselves.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
I tell you, it is a talent by itself to pay compliments gracefully and have them ring true.
MARK TWAIN'S SPEECHESMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Only a few of them ring true at every point, Yuba Bill the stage driver is one.
He had to admit to himself that such a theory did not ring true.
THE HAND IN THE DARKARTHUR J. REES
"Oh, I don't know," and Alice tried to laugh, but it did not ring true.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.