truth-telling


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John Barleycorn was on a truth-telling rampage, giving away the choicest secrets on himself.
When the truth-telling accents of the elderly gentleman were hushed, I drew a long breath and looked round the room, striving, with the best energy of my imagination, to throw a tinge of romance and historic grandeur over the realities of the scene.
If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman, and a gentleman, and a Christian, that's all I want," thought the Squire; and upon this view of the case he framed his last words of advice to Tom, which were well enough suited to his purpose.
For honesty, truth-telling fairness, was Mary's reigning virtue: she neither tried to create illusions, nor indulged in them for her own behoof, and when she was in a good mood she had humor enough in her to laugh at herself.
I heard thy talk in the Wonder House of all those new strange places in the Hills, and if one so old and so little - so used to truth-telling - may go out for the small matter of a river, it seemed to me that I too must go a-travelling.
However, this kind of aggressive truth-telling is expensive.
Painful encounters, truth-telling, friendship-demolishing, life-haunting." (117) The File explores these issues and situations with reference to the author's own case; the broader context of collaboration, for post-Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia as well as East Germany, is presented in Tina Rosenberg's The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts after Communism.
Burgess of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary argues that truth-telling is the highest good that can be achieved through the political and constitutional process and that theological observers should content themselves in the Clinton affair that at least the truth has (finally) been told.
After 20 years in the business, I still find journalism at its best to be truth-telling. But my view of the news business now is part of a far broader panorama of truth and a deeper understanding of what truth is.
He looks to Ricoeur's hermeneutical philosophy to mediate such an exploration of the truth-telling or the referential capacity of theology.
It may produce redundancies (which, in fact, aren't always bad in war), but it also introduces an element of competition and truth-telling in the services.