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adjective: True; real (typically used as an intensifier for a metaphor).
From Old French verai (true), from Latin verus (true). Earliest documented use: 1474.
“Given that Albany is the home of the venal, the feckless, and the indifferent -- a veritable temple of dysfunction -- it’s difficult to imagine, given their record, that it has the capacity to do anything right.”
Leonard Quart; Transit Woes Result of Government Failure; The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts); Apr 8, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (9 Sep 1828-1910)