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noun as in self-evident truth

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After upset World Series losses in 2019 and 2021, the Astros should know by now that every Fall Classic underdog has its day — a truism more accurate now than ever.

Coaches use the line as a truism, and it often spreads to their players.

If one of the truisms of connection is to meet people where they are, then Kennedy has it down.

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Our analysis also found that a longtime truism in polling — that surveys using live callers are more accurate — is no longer true.

This is a truism of life, but we can’t resist manufacturing false gods.

The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.

There is a truism bandied about that more people like to read about baseball than watch it.

The religious basis of the fiercest opposition to same-sex marriage is a truism.

Each of us gathered there had lived the truism of all wars: what can go wrong will go wrong.

That old truism that hawks are the most capable of making peace carries a lot of weight in middle Israel.

In other words, it is a truism, mere equation in terms, telling nothing whatever.

Nevertheless, it is a truism which men are none the worse of being reminded of now and then.

That the day may begin with calm and sunshine, yet end in clouds and tempest—or vice versa—is a truism which need not be enforced.

Somehow this statement, though a truism, did not seem to fit on to previous remarks.

It is a mere truism to remark that in every political question the main controversy is complicated by a number of side issues.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to truism, such as: adage, aphorism, axiom, cliché, maxim, and motto.

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