Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: TRUTH & more

My Word of the Day

TRUTH (TRUTH) n.s.[treow Saxon.]1. The contrary to falsehood; conformity of notions to things.

Truth is the joining or separating of signs, as the things signified agree or disagree. Locke.

That men are pubescent at the year of twice seven is accounted a punctual truth. Brown.

Persuasive words, impregn’d With reason to her seeming and with truth. Milton.

This clue leads them through the mizmaze of opinions and authors to truth and certainty. Locke.2. Conformity of words to thoughts.

Shall truth fail to keep her word. Milton.

And lend a lie the confidence of truth. Anonymous.3. Purity from falsehood.

So young and so untender? ———— So young, my lord, and true. ———— Let it be so, thy truth then be thy dower. Shakesp.4. Fidelity; constancy.

The thoughts of past pleasure and truth, The best of all blessings below. Song.5. Honesty; virtue.

The money I tender for him in the court;If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. Shakespeare.6. It is used sometimes by way of concession.

She said, truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall. Bible Matth.xv. 27.7. Exactness; conformity to rule.

Ploughs to go true depend much upon the truth of the iron work. Mortimer’s Husbandry.8. Reality.

In truth, what should any prayer, framed to the minister’s hand, require, but only so to be read as behoveth. Hooker9. Of a TRUTH, or in TRUTH. In reality.

Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations. Bible2 Kingsxix. 17.

Recent references to TRUTH on Twitter

@WordofLifeCtr Jesus loves his Fathers house. The Church is the pillar of truth in every community. While Jesus lives in us, he ma… https://t.co/3UswNHnuhC

@SusanKnowles @JenlovesOBG @Elise_Jordan @TheDemocrats I’ve never seen 10,000 all needing asylum at the same time. It’s either th… https://t.co/EFWVEDyDxh

@seamuskraft @aaronclarkcodes Truth be told, the answer is > 0

@indepmissionary Jesus Christ Christian Bible Prophecy News – Faith & Love & Duty & Honor & True Christianity as Opposed to Fake Chr… https://t.co/lfOSqDJoCU

@peonyloves08 "There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth." – Leo Tolstoy

@mzngntthst @davidgerard Thanks. I think the truth lies in between occasionally. Just as we accept that Genghis Khan dominated… https://t.co/K3CASF9QhP

@1Man1Game @TheRealLiowen Lmao truth

@__DIABLA I think I hate being lied to more than anything bc you’re questioning my intelligence of knowing the truth. So now I’m hella offended.

@BethDebrot ‘Semblance of Truth,’ the Church’s Standard of Evidence in Sex-Abuse Cases https://t.co/lmyYHK9Vzl

@DJMDTrump @dukeduluth Only because of what it says about us, and the fact that the truth will kill us in elections but other… https://t.co/FTAc70XCLE

@bdglfr24 @thehill Coming from Groping Joe! He wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked him right in his groping hands!!!!

@MonaLisa0113h @TommyMacArthur1 @TedShield @realBlack_Trump No hun it’s started by the left. We are having fun you guys are the on… https://t.co/sNVuv4XZ4o

@lita_meza13 Beautiful thread! Truth!! 👇🏽👇🏽 @politico_z @stemeakabrunson @cupcaking3 @holachola @lisa_narciso @lisa_babyska81… https://t.co/ahQdvZyXJC

@Lelemerr @realDonaldTrump can be Captain Chaos, but there is one thing he can always be counted on to do: LIE! He will say w… https://t.co/ETeT9nuv6d

@KH5583 @WickedStangs @iammikemuse Cause they don’t want people to learn the truth

@SydVResister You actually spoke the truth, @realDonaldTrump. @clairecmc does vote against hate, bigotry, and lying to the masses! https://t.co/9y9066CGdP

@DCPhantomLady Please vote for those of us who can’t…..vote for minorities, the elderly, for women’s rights, health care, our ch… https://t.co/MXmfsMCmo4

@knoturtweets its just another example of how him and his administration just dont care. at all. they just do what they want and… https://t.co/WV6tZCgtjG

@MarkByers17 @brianstelter How was this ad racist when it was t/court reporting and video of a real case? It wasn’t! You #Hacks… https://t.co/SncfLj0DhR

@MccaughrinR PRAISE THE LORD! / OVER THE WEEKEND HERE IN WAYNE, MI I HAD A MEAL WITH A GROUPS OF democratic’s It was the nicest… https://t.co/oif8q3Slal

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Feedthadogg Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

@ATFFootballx #Jets If Jonah Williams is available at their pick in Round #1 they should take him. If not they need to go WR. N’K… https://t.co/PCEpaeLv3d

@bluetoneboy Time to check down the sofa! Rare 50p coins marking 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson Dictionary are selling for… https://t.co/GozbTz4KKl

@sk_minho98 "Clear your mind of cant." – Dr. Samuel Johnson

@Omegatrader The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.-Samuel Johnson

@TheSun Rare Samuel Johnson 50p coin on eBay for £3,500 – but how much are they really worth? https://t.co/RT36JDKdgU

@JosephGall4gher @susmitchellSBP Samuel Johnson could update his 18th century pronouncement : "Attacking the media in a democracy i… https://t.co/A01kQEator

@JohnnyPixels Guy Fawkes – Boom! Shake the room Elizabeth I – Like a Virgin Henry VIII – Wrecking Ball Samuel Johnson – It’s only… https://t.co/UI4fEVpl9I

@Pendidikan4Id “I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.” ― Samuel Johnson, Johnsonian Miscellanies – Vol II

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@anshsharma @rraoind @narendramodi @PiyushGoyal “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson

@DavidGrayless A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. ― Samuel Johnson https://t.co/5rZUck2cFr

@FrankLynchBkln @NateSilver538 “I have given you an argument; I am not obliged to give you an understanding.” — famous Samuel Johnson #zinger

@DailyMailUK Rare 50p coins marking 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson Dictionary are selling for up to £3,500 on eBay https://t.co/rMbCNJHfwC

@Pendidikan4Id “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” ― Samuel Johnson, Works of Samuel Johnson

@ricklondon "Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson

@crimaiota "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble." (Samuel Johnson)

@pdfcorner Download Samuel Johnson On Shakespeare Pdf Book By William Shakespeare https://t.co/mmkslDOvZX https://t.co/8psYUGJ6ZU

@GreatestMindQ "Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome." – Samuel Johnson

@gorgeousdunny1 Trump ally Kris Kobach accepted donations from white nationalists https://t.co/VsHdB8RmC2 Race politics at large. B… https://t.co/XXcP7TwQMk

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