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Lynn has always been a true friend to me.
I will always be true to you.
used for saying what is really true, when this is different from what people think
used for saying that something is clearly true, even if you would prefer it not to be true
used for saying that something is definitely true
used for saying that something is still true despite what people have said or done
used before saying something that people might not want to accept, although it is true
used for emphasizing that you are telling the truth, especially when you are warning someone about something
used when talking to someone you know well, for emphasizing that what you are saying is true and they should take it seriously
used for emphasizing that what you are saying is completely true, even if it seems hard to believe or accept
an informal way of emphasizing to someone that something is not true
an informal way of telling someone that what they think is definitely not true
used for emphasizing that something is definitely not true
used for saying that you think what someone has said is not true or that you are being wrongly accused of something
an informal way of saying that something is not true, although you would be pleased if it were true
This is the British English definition of true. View American English definition of true.
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