half-truth : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

  • Truman was making partisan hay out of a half-truth.
  • The common definition of a homosexual as one who "derives his sexual excitement and satisfaction from a person of his own sex" is less than a half-truth, says Bergler, because 1 .
  • It's composed of truth, half-truth, lies, vengeance, wishful thinking, accuracy, inaccuracy.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    July 7, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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 ...
    July 6, 2013 - The Daily Triplicate

  • Peter Guber in International Herald Tribune
    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."...
  • Charles Schumer in Washington Post
    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...
  • Adalius Thomas in USA Today
    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...

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