One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The Jews say the Nazarenes are on naught, and the Christians say the Jews are on naught, and both speak the sooth for they are on naught.’
archaic In truth; really.
definitely, certainly, unquestionably, undoubtedly, positively, without doubt, without a doubt, beyond any doubt, beyond doubt, beyond question, unmistakably, indubitably, undeniably, beyond the shadow of a doubt, surely, assuredlyView synonyms
- ‘Ye must, in sooth, have gone the wrong way and been to the mill, from the looks of your clothes.’
- ‘And in sooth some who beheld the portrait spoke of its resemblance in low words, as of a mighty marvel.’
- ‘Marvellous, in sooth, the feats and the sport and the play that he makes.’
- ‘In sooth I hope you are not too sanguine.’
- ‘But in sooth the hours of that day were worse to wear than any day there had yet been.’
- ‘Again, take Antonio's opening line ‘In sooth I know not why I am so sad’.’
- ‘Nevertheless this same senator was a full worthy, noble warrior, in sooth, and his death was full great pity.’
- ‘An island, in sooth, there exists, but one not formed by a convulsion of nature, but by the artificial handiwork of man.’
- ‘In sooth, whither now shall we turn to fund our distaste for hard work and our love of the finer things in life?’
- ‘Knight Ortwin of Metz then spake: ‘His great prowess shall not in sooth avail him aught.’’
Old English sōth (originally as an adjective in the sense ‘genuine, true’), of Germanic origin.
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