half-truth half-truth

Definition(s):

  • (n) a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

Usage(s):

  1. Truman was making partisan hay out of a half-truth.
  2. It's composed of truth, half-truth, lies, vengeance, wishful thinking, accuracy, inaccuracy.
  3. To put it mildly, it is only a half-truth.

News

  1. Editorial: Charter Schools Association an ally in shaping new schools

    The truth: "The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the League of Women Voters of Wa... (July 6, 2013, by Rich Wood) MORE The article discredits itself with a half-truth in it's second to last line: "cons...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Letters to the Editor July 4, 2013

    Sutter telling a half-truth, concealing key facts Sutter Health continues to try to take ownership of our hospital and is now studying downsizing Sutter Coast to a Critical Access facility. Take a look at who wins and who loses! Under Critical Access, Sutter Health can bill higher rates for Medicare patients, but we lose half of our hospital beds and the requirement that a doctor be available to ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Daily Triplicate

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Quotes

  1. "Heralding that the strike is over is a half-truth because we have the Screen Actors Guild," said producer Peter Guber, former head of Columbia Pictures, current chairman of the Mandalay Entertainment Group and co-host of AMC's "Shootout."...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Peter Guber Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He tells the half-truth, the partial truth and anything but the truth," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (NY), as he and three other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department yesterday to appoint a special prosecutor to...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Washington Post

  3. "I'm not talking about that because you're going to take one thing I say and put half of it in the paper and make out of it something that's not," Thomas told reporters. "All the nonsense that was printed that was half-truth, all of that is...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Adalius Thomas Source: USA Today

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