One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he doubted the truth of her last statement’
veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candour, honesty, genuineness
gospel, gospel truth
accuracy, correctness, rightness, validity, factualness, factuality, authenticity
NZ Australian informal dinkum oil
2‘it's the truth, I swear it’
the fact of the matter, what actually happened, what really happened, the case, so
gospel, gospel truth, God's truth, the honest truth
3‘truth is stranger than fiction’
fact, facts, reality, real life, actuality
fact, verity, certainty, certitude
lie, falsehood, old wives' tale
‘in truth, she was more than a little unhappy’
in fact, in actual fact, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in reality, really, actually, to tell the truth, if truth be told
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